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2015

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The project was managed by four regional partners — the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and the Community-University Institute for Social Research at the University of Saskatchewan, the Winnipeg Inner-City Research Alliance and later the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg, and the Community Economic and Social Development Unit at Algoma University. [...] The shift from steam engines to diesel decreased the need for refuelling and maintenance operations in Sioux Lookout, while the 1960s and ’70s saw significant erosion of rail infrastructure and loss of jobs connected to the railway.6 Sioux Lookout was also home to the Pinetree Radar Base, which was one of the town’s main employers throughout the Cold War. [...] In 1987, the Pinetree Radar Base was closed, and in the 1990s and 2000s, the troubles facing the forestry sector across Northern Ontario hit the community with the eventual closure of the McKenzie Forest Products Mill in nearby Hudson. [...] The survey enabled the committee to identify the prevalence of racism within the community, allowing anti-racist activists to counter ongoing denial about the severity of the problem. [...] While the feast is by far the most popular event of the week and arguably the event that least explicitly addresses the issue of racism, the awareness that the feast and other activities are a part of Race Relations Week has allowed the committee to maintain awareness that racism remains a problem within the community.

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gender education politics school civil society curriculum discrimination indians of north america culture ethics feminism mediation racism social capital ethnic group community further education identity society teaching and learning residential schools native peoples canadian indian residential school system first nations ojibwa indians mediators cultural truth and reconciliation commission identity (social science) bell hooks

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