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A Comment on Canada's Treatment of Indigenous Peoples

Commenting on a article read in the Hamilton Spectator (click here to view)

Obviously some sort of compensation is definitely needed here. But, lets be honest, how the hell can the government actually compensate people for such atrocious treatment? 309 more words

Mind Expanders

As an ongoing research thread - A map and a list of Residential Schools in Canada

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Residential Schools – map

Residential Schools – list

Or download a pdf of the RS List HERE


Part I: Introduction to "The Residential Schools" in Canada

In the spring of 2010, I accepted a research position with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as a graduate student in political theory — an experience that has since undoubtedly affected me in a positive and maturing sense. 296 more words

The Destruction of History - It Must Not be Forgotten!

Residential School Documents Must Be Destroyed After 15 Years, Ontario Court Rules


The evidence of these atrocities should never be destroyed nor forgotten – lest they be repeated. 28 more words


Court orders material on residential school abuse destroyed after 15 years

TORONTO – Sensitive testimony from survivors of Canada’s notorious residential school system should be kept for 15 years then destroyed, an Ontario court has ruled. 537 more words


"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

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