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Inspired by the Oka Crisis, Tracey Deer hopes her new film Beans will change perspectives
News/Entertainment: For her new film Beans, Mohawk director Tracey Deer was inspired by her own experience growing up during the Oka Crisis. She sat down with CBC News to discuss the project and what she hopes to achieve with it.
Britney Spears's new lawyer files to remove her father as conservator of finances
News/Entertainment: A lawyer for Britney Spears has asked a Los Angeles court to remove her father as conservator of her roughly $60-million estate following the pop singer's allegations that he had used the arrangement to mistreat her.
Prosecutors air claims that R. Kelly had sexual contact with underage boy
News/Entertainment: Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims.
Pink offers to pay bikini bottoms fine for Norwegian beach handball team
Sports: U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine handed out to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms at the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week.
Major museum and art gallery shops duped by fake Indigenous carver
News/Canada/British Columbia: Until recently, gift shops in some of B.C.'s most famous museums and art galleries have sold wood carvings by an artist identified as "Harvey John" for hundreds of dollars a piece.
Television reboots are an easy sell — but are they crowding out BIPOC voices?
News/Entertainment: Recent TV reboots are attempting to right past wrongs by casting Black, Indigenous and people of colour in lead roles. But experts say those resources would be better spent on original stories by racialized groups.
Alex Trebek honoured with Geographical Society grant program for emerging explorers
News/Canada/Sudbury: The late Alex Trebek, who began his career at the CBC and hosted the iconic game show Jeopardy for 37 years, is being honoured with a grant program that aims to award $400,000 annually to emerging Canadian explorers, scientists, educators and photographers.
Kanye West unveils Donda album at massive Atlanta event
News/Entertainment: Kanye West barely said a word during his impromptu album listening-session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project.