Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 6, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to tackle head on a national tragedy. Even though it’s Indigenous History Month in June, a time for celebration, we’re going to do a deep dive into the end of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the other issues our First Nations people are facing. Then, a humour break, as Donald Trump once again storms the diplomatic world. And finally, we’ll talk about how the world seems to be turning on alternative medicine.

This Thursday, June 6, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

“They Are Not Optional.” From Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, “As a nation, we face a crisis: regardless of which number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is cited, the number is too great. The continuing murders, disappearances and violence prove that this crisis has escalated to a national emergency that calls for timely and effective responses.” There are about 231 recommendations meant to address this “genocide,” but will the government take them up?

Other Indigenous Affairs. Between no deal for the mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows, administrative issues on the Six Nations reserve, Indigenous communities being evacuated from Alberta wildfires, flooding and infrastructure problems in northern Ontario communities, and ongoing fights about pipelines, four years of Trudeau didn’t look too different for our First Nations people than what’s come before. We’ll look at what’s new in Indigenous issues and discuss what the road might look like from here.

Anarchist in the U.K. President Donald Trump went to the U.K. this week for a state visit and some of that pomp and circumstance that seems to be the only part of being president he enjoys. Still, Trump’s gonna Trump, and he picked a fight with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, called the Duchess of Sussex a “nasty” woman, and embarrassed Theresa May by endorsing two of the people trying to replace her. All that, and Javanka re-enacting the Flowers in the Attic cover on this week’s edition of TrumpWorld!

License to Stay Ill. The Quebec association representing pharmacy chains has been having stores that carry homeopathic treatments post a warning label on them to tell consumers that the cure all they’re looking at may not actually cure all, or anything for that matter. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart in the U.S. is being sued for the way their chain markets homeopathic cures. What’s driving this push back against the so-called “home cure” industry, and does this have anything to do with the blowback on anti-vaxxers or big Pharma?

Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.

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