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I think you're too late guys

Every Saturday some of the market stalls go outside and walking down St Mary’s Street treats you to a mixed bag of vintage artefacts, battered paperbacks and general tat. 473 more words


The history of Anishinaabe historians

In my first years of college, I took a class that focused on the intellectual heritage of the Western world. And as I read those works, I started wondering, what history is there of indigenous intellectuals in North America? 635 more words

Great Lakes

William McMillan, free trader

This picture is of William McMillan and Margaret Dease. William is the son of James McMillan and Josephte Belisle, whom I wrote about here… 1,324 more words

Hogue Ancestors

The failure of single issue campaigns.

The failure of single issue campaigns resonate louder than the Chimes of Big Ben of London. A historical repeat at least eighty years in the making now in raw and truthful realization. 747 more words


Voices of Oppressed

Canadian history has a way of showing us what we have forgotten. There has been many horrors revealed around passive genocide and the fur trade. There is also dislocation and generational trauma. 400 more words

New Thought Journal

James McMillan

I’m continuing the story of our McMillan ancestors. James McMillan, was born in Glen Pean, Loch Arkaig, Scotland around 1783. Having come to Canada with his family in 1802 (which I wrote about… 1,110 more words

Hogue Ancestors

Joanna Lumley and the "mother of all public relations headaches" - or just one big PR stunt?

Armed with friends Twiggy and Hayley Mills, it seems actress Joanna Lumley has started a ‘war’ with department store Harvey Nichols, over their stock of… 366 more words