“I am the Indian, and the burden, lies yet with me” – Rita Joe
Rita Joe is one of the greatest aboriginal poets and also happens to be my grandmother. 323 more words
HALIFAX – Noel Knockwood, a respected Mi’kmaq elder and spiritual leader, has died at age 81.
Shubenacadie Band Chief Rufus Copage posted the news on social media overnight Thursday. 243 more words
On March 31st a Maritimes Energy Association Briefing came to a halt due to the protests of several Mi’kmaq women.The Nova Scotian Energy Minister’s plan to discuss new oil and gas projects in the province was interrupted when Eliza Knockwood, Mi’kmaq mother and activist, took the stage to protest harmful extraction on unseceded land. 54 more words
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Note: The following is an update on the ongoing court case for jailed Mi’kmaq warriors, who were arrested this fall for resisting SWN Resources seismic testing in Elsipogtog.
Last week I gave a webinar presentation called “Aboriginal history is everyone’s history” for Canada’s History, a society that promotes Canadian history education. The goal of the webinar was to highlight the idea that all Canadians, not just Aboriginal people, have the responsibility of teaching and learning about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada. 4,303 more words