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By Karl Knox

Canada's Auditor General, Michael Ferguson has found that federal government and Indigenous Services Canada are failing indigenous people when it comes to measuring the success of costly programs designed to serve the population.

According to CBC News, Ferguson criticized the government for not adequately measuring or reporting on progress in reducing socio-economic gaps on First Nations reserves - stating that it is not even using what little data it does have to improve education on reserves.

Ferguson discovered that a $40 million program designed to help Indigenous students into post-secondary education had a success rate of only 8 percent and that there was no attempt by the government to work with First Nations or educational institutions to improve the situation.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of the volunteer medic who was killed by Israeli forces during protests on the Gaze border on Saturday.

According to BBC News, 21 year old Razan al-Najar was killed while trying to help injured civilians on Friday.

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces over the last few weeks during protests in support of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel.


By Patricia Petit Liang

More than 35 people were killed after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia on Sunday.

According to BBC News, 67 others were rescued by the coastguard.

Tunisia has become an important new route for migrants seeking asylum in Europe over the last few months.