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Bwoglines: Meaningful Look Edition

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Even the sky is celebrating Canada’s decision!

Happening in the World: Canada’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of First Nations indigenous groups, stating that the Yukon territorial government cannot rewrite a plan to protect a vast swath of wilderness, as it was already agreed to by a joint indigenous-government committee. The court said that the government’s plan to open up more of the First Nations people’s traditional land to development than originally agreed upon violated 30-year-old treaties between the two groups. This marks a huge step forward for Canada’s efforts to reconcile with indigenous groups.  (NYT)

Happening in the US: A woman with a transplanted uterus has become the first person with the procedure to give birth in the United States. Previously eight other babies have also been born using this procedure, all in the same hospital in Sweden. This birth proves the procedure is not limited just to said hospital and opens up the possibility that other women in the US, and around the world, who were born without a uterus or had it removed for other reasons, could have their own children if they choose. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: One person has died and five were injured, one in critical condition, after a driver barreled through a group of people outside a bar in Queens early Sunday morning. Witnesses say there was a fight on the sidewalk that the group exiting the bar, where two people were also stabbed, attempted to stop when a car came rushing down the sidewalk, crashing into the them. The New York Police Department say terrorism is not suspected and authorities have one person related to the incident in custody. (CBS News)

Happening on Campus: Columbia Q&A (Queer and Asian) is holding a boba tea study break today from 7 to 9 pm in the Stephen Donaldson Lounge in Schapiro Hall. According to their Facebook event, it is “open to all queer or Asian people” so if that applies to you, be sure to check it out! (There will also be lactose-free boba!)

Word of the Day: Mamihlapinatapai: A word in the dying Yaghan language of indigenous population of Tierra del Fuego which captures the look between two people when both would like the other to do something, but neither want to do it. Or, the look you give your laptop when you have a paper you haven’t started and you wish it would write itself.

someone please take me to Canada via Public Domain

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