Month: November 2017

Modern Day Slavery: The Legacy of the Arab Slave Trade Continues

November 29, 2017

The Arab slave trade originally began in the 9th-Century in the Swahili Coast Area of Southeast Africa, encompassing what is today known as Kenya, Tanzania and the Northern part of Mozambique. It was there where the Arabs began treating various sub-groups of Bantu Peoples throughout the continent as Slaves, trading them and working them as […]

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Stifled Voices: Jagtar Singh Johal

November 17, 2017

A report by the Sikh Federation UK chapter recounts a chillingly true tale of horror. On November 4th, 2017 Jagtar Singh Johal of Dumbarton, Scotland was snatched off the street and thrown into a van by Police in the State of Punjab, India. The 30-year-old young man was in his family’s native region of Punjab […]

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We Were Here: Remembering Private Buckham Singh, WWI Veteran

November 11, 2017

On the rainy Sunday of November 5th, 2017 many Canadians stood side-by-side at Mount Hope Cemetary in Kitchener. All in attendance were present to honour the late Private Buckam Singh, a Sikh-Canadian World-War 1 Veteran. This is his story. In 2008, the esteemed Sikh Historian, Sandeep Singh Brar made a discovery that would alter the […]

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