On April 21, 2016, NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou) introduced legislation (Bill C-262) that will ensure that Canadian law is consistent the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples… 165 more words
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OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada declared Thursday that Canada’s 600,000 Metis and non-status Indians are indeed “Indians” under the Constitution. The decision has raised questions about who qualifies as Metis or non-status Indian, but the answer might be a little complicated. 619 more words
Meanwhile, still hanging out on the Planet of Double Standards, Facebook has suspended accounts which posted an image of two Aboriginal Australian women performing in a public ceremony… 83 more words
Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Collection of Library and Archives Canada
Who Are the Métis?
The Métis Nation emerged as a distinct people during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. They are the second largest of the three Aboriginal peoples of Canada and are the descendants of First Nations peoples and Europeans involved in the fur trade. 555 more words
You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.
Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, “I dwell in the high and holy place and also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite.” … 3,064 more words
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports 3,200 children died in residential schools, but believes the number to be double that.
Now the Royal Winnipeg Ballet believes its ballet production, … 242 more words