Remembering the Komagata Maru

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May 2014 marked a century since the tragic episode of the Komagata Maru, a ship that was transporting hundreds of Indian immigrants to Vancouver, British Columbia. This story reveals the Canadian government’s history of deliberate exclusion policies. Activists in the Indian diaspora in Canada say there are many examples which show how the legacy of the Komagata Maru live on through state racism today. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with Dolors Chew to find out more and filed this report.

The dark side of Brazil

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Amazon indian Nixiwaka Yawanawa from Brazil greeted the World Cup trophy on its arrival in London with a T-shirt saying “Brazil: stop destroying indians”. Doing this, Nixiwaka drew attention to Brazil’s indigenous population, highlighting that five hundred years after colonization, Brazilian Indians are still being killed for lands and resources. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with Nixiwaka to find out more about how Indians are being treated in Brazil and how the World Cup can draw attention to them.