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Episode date 20 July 2012
Interviews and reports
Toddlers drowning
Heart-rending stories of toddlers drowning in back yard swimming pools have made the news all too often in the province of Quebec recently. As of July 18th, eight children under five years old have drowned. In all of Canada drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under ten. RCI’s Lynn Desjardins has a report on the problem and what’s being done about it.
National Chief re-elected. What now for First Nations?
Photo: Canadian Press Michelle Siu
Canada's First Nation chiefs have re-elected Shawn Atleo for a second term as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).

His re-election confirmed that chiefs preferred the National Chief's pragmatic approach to dealing with the Canadian government on Indian affairs. Runner up in the election was Pam Palmater, a lawyer and indigenous governance professor at Toronto's Ryerson University. She is a vocal critic of the pragmatic approach

The election also highlighted some of the challenges and difficulties that the chiefs and the community at large face in asserting their uniqueness in Canadian society. As well, it showed how the Internet is changing transparency in the First Nation communities.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report:
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