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I Stand For Freedom Of Expression And Cultural Sharing / I Stand With Amanda PL

Protectionism has escaped the confines of the political world and is contaminating the world of art. I cannot understand the concept that holds the view that one person, or one culture exclusively owns the right to use any given art form or technique.  1,021 more words

How I lost my mother, found my family, recovered my identity

Betty Ann Adam recounts her experiences as a child of the “’60s Scoop” — a period which spanned 30 years in Canada — where Indigenous children were removed from their families in a government-sanctioned bid to “remove the Indian from the child.”

Longreads

How the Canadian Government Tried to "Remove the Indian From the Child"

Betty Ann Adam was three years old when she was taken from her mother in what is known as the “’60s Scoop,” a period spanning 30 years in which indigenous children in Canada were removed from their homes to be placed with white families as church-run residential schools were closing. 221 more words

Nonfiction

Aussies on top of the world

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carry supplies at Mt Everest Base Camp. 2,150 more words

Asia

Is San Francisco Losing Its DNA?

By Stefanie Doucette : thebolditalic – excerpt

The iconic DNA Lounge club may be facing the end of its days.

… Currently, the interior of DNA Lounge is looking a little grim and stressed. 494 more words

Beaux Arts

Misplaced Women? performed by Tanja Ostojić, dedicated to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Sunday October 16, in front of the Art Gallery of Ontario, 7a*11d 2016, Toronto, Canada

Tanja Ostojić

Misplaced Women?

Written by: Michelle Lacombe

When I arrive at Dundas and McCaul Street, a public has already gathered, creating semi circle around a woman who is holding a sign on which “MISPLACED WOMEN?” is hand-written. 580 more words

Misplaced Women?