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In the Canadian Jewish News, Janice Arnold shares the story of Nakuset, an indigenous Canadian (Cree) woman adopted by Montreal Jews. Nakuset (one name only) is executive director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, spoke at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Westmount, Quebec on April 30th at an event called “‘Imagining Tomorrow: Lessons from Indigenous Youth.’” Her adoption took place within the context of a broader Canadian program from the 1960s to the 1980s, in which the Canadian government took children from impoverished First Nations families. The program sounds troubling to say the least:
In The Canadian Jewish News, Janice Arnold reports that the Vancouver-based Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (IWAW), a non-profit sponsored partly by Air Canada, is honoring Hanna Reitsch for her barrier-breaking role as first woman helicopter pilot. “The problem,” writes Arnold, “is that Hanna Reitsch was a Nazi, and apparently an unrepentant one.”
(Reuters) - A Canadian-born immigrant to Israel has become the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish source said on Tuesday, as details of the volunteer’s turbulent past surfaced.
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