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"Big Bear" and "Indian Horse": seeing beyond

Last week I read Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians biography Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe. Penguin even put together a video about Big Bear’s time. I was born and grew up in the Treaty 6 area near the Battle River. 1,465 more words


Whose Game? Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse

Wagamese, Richard. Indian Horse. Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre. 2012.

 I’m writing this just before my reading group discusses Indian Horse because I wanted to be clear what my initial thoughts about this novel were. 673 more words

Book Review

Residential Schools: A Photo History -- Part 2

#14 Students from the residential school in Moose Factory Island in Ontario attend a service at St. Thomas Anglican Church in 1946.

#15 Aboriginal children at the Roman Catholic-run Fort Providence Residential Mission School in the Northwest Territories in 1929. 161 more words

Human Rights

Residential Schools: A Photo History -- Part 1

#1 Inuit children who lived too far away and had to stay at school during the summer at the Anglican Mission School in Aklavik, N.W.T. in 1941. 222 more words

Human Rights

The 2nd Quarter Report for © Integrating Horizons

by Charles Dumais, B.A., M.A., Writer and Editor in Chief

There’s been such a range of perspectives covered in these first two quarters of 2014. © Integrating Horizons, the project of this very website which I started in February of this year, continues the conversations as well as the dialogues and reflections that seek to further explore the interdisciplinary and practical relations of the field of philosophy to shared global problems — those that have been articulated at conferences and public events. 475 more words

Residential school survivors have respiratory damage, broken bones

WINNIPEG – The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones. 633 more words


Keep sensitive accounts of residential school survivors, judge urged

TORONTO – Destroying the sensitive testimony of survivors of Canada’s notorious residential school system will seriously damage the historical record and the material should instead be sealed for 30 years, an Ontario court heard Tuesday. 417 more words