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The Truth In Truth And Reconciliation Is A Hard Pill To Swallow For Everyone

The definition of truth is a hard one. In ancient Greece truth meant: the bringing out into the light that which was once hidden. The definition of reconciliation is: … 2,108 more words

Is this architecture school?

What is architecture school? Metropolis has published a fine essay asking that question, written while a student by Miguel Córdova Ramírez, a 2014 graduate of the School of Architecture and Urbanism at Ricardo Palma University in Lima, the capital of Peru. 386 more words

Urbanism And Planning

Why I'm NOT #Proud of #Canada150

Electoral Reform?

For someone generally proud to be lucky enough to be Canadian, instead of being excited about Canada Day on our nation’s 150th Anniversary, I was embarrassed to be a Canadian. 1,803 more words

Canada

a few thoughts on colonisation ...

It’s a torrid tale … that of colonisation. And it manages to get everyones heckles right up there. What our predecessors slash ancestors, did to Indigenous peoples and their lands, was shit. 309 more words

Blogging

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