I have non-breaking news for you: FIFA does not care what you think.

Over the years, FIFA has never seemed influenced by what is written or said in papers, articles, tweets, blogs, and on television about how it operates. And over the years, women’s soccer has not appeared to sit high on FIFA’s priority list….

FIFA certifies turf and puts the FIFA stamp of approval on it. So it appears that we have a messaging issue: How can FIFA put its stamp of approval on turf and then not allow it for World Cup games? To which I would argue, even FIFA states on its “FIFA Quality Programme” website that “turf is the best alternative to natural grass.” Alternative, not “better than grass.” In countries or places where an appropriate grass surface is not an option, then turf is indeed a great alternative. But that is only when grass does not or cannot grow.

More non-breaking news, folks: Canada can grow grass.

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Listening to the Silences: Indigenous Women in Canada 

Poem:

http://jhameia.tumblr.com/post/1548626267/joy-harjo-i-give-it-back-a-poem-to-get-rid-of

Organizations:

http://pauktuutit.ca/iu/

http://www.nwac.ca/donations

http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/index.html

http://indspire.ca/institute/

http://www.canadianfeedthechildren.ca/ways-to-help/campaigns/aboriginal-nutrition

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Statistics:

[http://www.nwac.ca/files/download/NWAC_3E_Toolkit_e_0.pdf]

Pickton:

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/canada/seeking-justice-canada-s-500-missing-native-women 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-police-reluctant-to-investigate-missing-native-women-pickton-probe-told/article4097796/

http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2006/02/04/PicktonTrial/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pickton

Database:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/grim-number-jumps-in-study-241776001.html (Includes the actual list)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/new-list-of-missing-murdered-aboriginal-women-gives-families-hope-1.2510650

Lauretta Saunders: 

https://news.vice.com/articles/indigenous-canadian-women-are-suffering-a-murder-epidemic?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news

http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/loretta-saunders/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/trying-to-make-sense-of-loretta-saunders-death-1.2555237

NWAC: 

http://www.nwac.ca/press-release-immediate-release-2014-02-28-en

http://www.nwac.ca/files/download/NWAC_3E_Toolkit_e_0.pdf

Highway of Tear:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_of_Tears_murders

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/society/crime-justice/cold-cases-unsolved-crimes-in-canada/bcs-infamous-highway-of-tears.html

http://www.rrj.ca/m8461/

Finding Dawn film (Pickton murders including victim Dawn Crey, Vancouver downtown east side, and Highway of Tears):

https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn

Residential Schools & Eugenics 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/a-history-of-residential-schools-in-canada-1.702280

The Sterilization of Leilani Muir http://skywalker.lcaat.ca/watch_video.php?v=SNAY7G95XMHX  

Stance of Harper’s Government

http://aptn.ca/news/2014/02/27/harper-government-unmoved-opposition-mps-press-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-inquiry/

ITALY flash FLOOD Four people Killed at Festival near Venice

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Art Toronto Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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I don’t know if anyone of you has heard of this story, but it ends well.

Sorel (my hometown) is a portuary town. Its economy used to be based almost solely on Marine Industries ( I believe my grandparents met while working there in the early 50’s)

My dad has worked on some of those ships and taught welding (students do their internships mostly on boats) .
Ships from around the world dock there.

In April, the Phoenix Sun stopped by the piers to be repaired. It was unfit to sail and carried 12 turkish sailors on board.
Their mandate was to fix the boat.

After a while on board, money stopped coming in. As they were running out of food and medical supplies, they had no choice but to ask for help. They were familiar with the area by then, but aside from walking around the block (the proverbial ‘tours du carré’, ask any Sorelois(e) ), what else were they gonna do? Some of theses guys understand minimal English, most of them don’t.

Citizens who found out about the situation started to bring them food. An article mentionned a man dropping off coffee and 2 dozen donuts. “Poor guys, everyone needs a sweet treat sometimes, bread and water aren’t enough!”

Our new mayor ( a cool dude who previously was in charge of cultural events and various educational, eco-responsible projects for the town) found an interpret, went down to meet these men, and arranged for 3 charities to provide 3 meals a day for them.

Mayor Serge Péloquin then started a fundraiser for the sailors, as their work permit expires on the 29th, and he didn’t want to send them home without money (If they couldn’t find a way home, their country would most likely bill them for their rappatriation).

The story got to the ears of Air Transat director (obv, an airline company) who is from Sorel and came down to offer the men free flights home.

The men’s employer still remains untraceable. The boat is currently being held and banned from Canadian water. It will be most likely be shipped to India for metal scrap, according to the Canadian sailors’s union rep.

The employer not only owes 12 men 5 months of salary, he also owes the city of Sorel-Tracy 40 000$ in docking fees.

As of yesterday, 16 000$ CAD were raised for them.

They are going home tomorrow (sept 21st) after 5 months stranded here. I hope justice will be served for them.

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