An indigenous group in Ontario, Canada, has been pushing for what they say are basic human rights. They have just achieved an important win in their aim to end what they say is the isolation of Shoal Lake. The 40km-long Freedom Road has just opened and it links the community with the Trans-Canada Highway. But the Idle No More movement is still fighting for the equal sharing of water. They have used protests, online activism and blockades to draw attention to their situation. Daniel Lak reports from Shoal Lake in Canada.
CIFA educates faith leaders, challenges old ideas, and changes harmful traditions forever - giving girls a chance at a better future. Female genital cutting (FGC) and early marriage (EM) are harmful traditions affecting millions of girls all over the world. In Ethiopia and Nigeria, faith leaders have a powerful voice to help eliminate these practices. When girls thrive, communities thrive.
Faith Ringgold on fighting to get women and African-American artists into museums and the power of art. Faith Ringgold is one of America's most gifted and generous visual storytellers. Ringgold is best known for the painted story quilts in which she draws on African American folklore tradition, often to dramatize—to humanize—institutional and national histories.
Civil rights leader Ruby Bridges remembers integrating the New Orleans school system in 1960 and the lessons of racial justice that her teacher and Dr. King taught. She urges Americans to honor Dr. King's legacy of service by volunteering on MLK Day.
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