Read about delphine returns, long awaited reparations, and executive branch resignations in this morning’s Bwoglines.
Happening in the World: In a class-action lawsuit settlement with First Nations peoples, Canada will pay C$2.8 Billion to a non-governmental non-profit trust that will support “healing, wellness, education, heritage, language and commemoration activities” in First Nations communities. The class action lawsuit started in 2012 when Indigenous Canadians sought reparations for their brutal treatment in government boarding schools. The settlement also comes after mass graves containing many First Nations children were discovered across the country over the past few years. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Ron Klain, President Biden’s White House Chief of Staff, is expected to step down in early February according to senior administration officials. Durationally, Mr. Klain has served longer than any other Democratic president’s first chief of staff in over fifty years. However, his departure comes when the Biden administration faces tension over the mishandling of classified documents and the potential for Biden to announce an unconfirmed reelection campaign. A replacement has not been named. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: Dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River for the first time in over half a decade. This continues the recent trend of dolphins returning to the New York Harbor; the species have been seen swimming in the East River since 2021 (NYT). And while New York waters have been known for their historic pollution, this is a sign that decades of restoration work have successfully promoted healthier aquatic ecosystems across the city. (BBC)
Happening in Our Community: Bwog, Columbia’s Student News Blog, is posting their application for Spring positions tonight around 10 pm. Please attend their open meeting at 9 pm in Lerner 510 for more information. Barnumbia students can apply for any of the three positions accepting new staffers: Staff Writer, Daily Editor, and Illustrator. Applications will be due at 11:59 pm on Friday, January 29.
Bottlenose dolphin jumping out of the water via Wikimedia Commons