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Expert on impact of racist team names, logos and mascots on Indigenous Peoples

July 14, 2020

Paul Whitinui (School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education) is an Indigenous Māori scholar from Aotearoa New Zealand and is available to media to discuss this week’s announcements that the Washington Redskins and the Saanich Braves, under increasing public and financial pressure, will change their nicknames.

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Expert Q&A with John Borrows on Indigenous health and economic prosperity

July 14, 2020

John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at UVic, is a 2020 recipient of the Governor General's Innovation Award, announced today. Borrows talks about how Indigenous laws and protocols are helping to protect First Nations during the COVID-19 pandemic and how Indigenous laws and the new Canada-US-Mexico Agreement will provide a healthier and an economically stronger future for First Nations.

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