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InFocus advances the latest news stories and puts them into perspective. Join host Juanita Towtongie as she puts the news viewers want to see “in focus”, providing in-depth analysis to give the ‘story behind the story’. Informational and educational, InFocus provides a detailed examination of the issues affecting our communities.


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The 60s Scoop settlement and the issues behind it

Canada is offering a compensation worth $800 million dollars, for status Indians. This Agreement-In-Principal excludes non-status and Metis.

Coleen Rajotte and Marlene Orgeron, adoptees, along with Garth Myers, lawyer at Koskie Minski LLP join the discussion and shed some light on the controversy behind the 60s Scoop settlement.

Originally aired October 18, 2017


Bringing attention to Canada’s secret shame: Human Trafficking

There is a crime robbing victims of their most basic human right, and it’s happening right here in our country, mostly towards our Indigenous women and girls: Human trafficking.

Joy Smith, founder of the Joy Smith Foundation and Alaya McIvor, a survivor from human trafficking share their voices on the issue. Marly Day also joins the discussion, she is one of the founders of a grandmother’s group in Sault Ste. Marie that raises awareness about human trafficking.

Originally aired October 11, 2017


A look at what needs to change: The National Inquiry into MMIWG and Thunder Bay

Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams, co-founders of the ‘Walk 4 Justice’ movement, along with Tim Fontaine, a Winnipeg-based journalist and Kathleen Martens, a reporter at APTN, share their perspectives on the National Inquiry into MMIWG.

We also discuss the recent incidents and tragedies in Thunder Bay among Indigenous youth. Video journalist Willow Fiddler talks about what she’s been following.

Originally aired October 4, 2017