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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its newly elected 2021–2022 Board of Governors. Among the first-timers is Rita Wilson for the actors branch, while Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Susanne Bier returns for a new term in the directors branch, as does two-time Oscar show producer Jennifer Todd for the producers branch. Seven out of 12 governors elected for the first time are women, as are three out of four returning governors. As a result of the election, the number of women Academy governors increases from 26 to 31, and the number of governors from underrepresented racial/ethnic communities increases from 12 to 15.
KELOWNA, B.C. — The Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price says more needs to be done to make more people aware of the history of residential schools.
Price, from Anahim Lake, B.C., has previously spoken about his grandmother being a residential school survivor who faced "who faced "social injustices" at school.
The star netminder told 680 News he believes not many Canadians are aware of what residential schools were.
Lynda Price, Carey's mother, is chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation in northern B.C. and he says sharing stories about experiences at residential schools makes her emotional.
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He adds that residential schools have had a "snowball effect" on generations of Indigenous people.
Video: Manitoba's grand chief thunders against 'archaic' ideas about residential schools (cbc.ca)
The federal government has pledged further support for the identification and investigation of burial grounds near former residential schools after allocating $27 million in 2019, in the wake of unmarked graves being found in several provinces.
"That part of our history in Canada was not covered very well," Price said from Kelowna.
"i think we need to do a better job in the future of recognizing that this is a part of our history in Canada and it's just not right."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2021.
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How American Sign Language Masters Are Transforming the Culture for Deaf Actors .
This is the second story in a three-part Spotlight on Deaf Actors Siân Heder's living room was all wrong. While on set for her new film "CODA," about the hearing daughter of a deaf family, her American Sign Language master, Anne Tomasetti, gave her a note about the film's production design that Heder said she never would have considered as a hearing person. "She was like, this living room is set up wrong. No deaf family is going to put their couch facing away from the door," Heder told TheWrap, explaining that a typical deaf household would arrange their furniture to be able to see who's coming and going.