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The Inconsistencies in Joseph Boyden's Various Backgrounds

I’ve had a lot of my non-indigenous friends express sympathy for the beleaguered author, Joseph Boyden. They think his background sounds complicated and that perhaps  he’s being unfairly criticized for not being “Indian enough,” as one of them said to me today. 3,043 more words

Peggy Blair

‘Canada’s Newest Tribe’

Instead of ending Segregation and Race Based Law, our governments are still engaged in expanding them:

“…in 2008 the Government of Canada and the Federation of the Newfoundland Indians reached an agreement to create the new Qalipu Mi’kmaq Indian ‘First Nation’.” 2,466 more words

Aboriginal Industry

‘Canada’s Newest Tribe’

Instead of ending Segregation and Race Based Law, our governments are still engaged in expanding them:

“…in 2008 the Government of Canada and the Federation of the Newfoundland Indians reached an agreement to create the new Qalipu Mi’kmaq Indian ‘First Nation’.” 2,466 more words

Aboriginal Industry

A Gift for My Little Drummer Boy

Drained and Confused

As the holiday season descends upon us I have noticed my own patterns of Christmas Past surface. Spending even a short time in the big box stores leaves me drained and confused. 903 more words

Daniel Christmas, First Mi'kmaw Appointed to the Canadian Senate

Senator Daniel Christmas, First Mi’kmaw Appointed to the Canadian Senate

Dan Christmas never knew what or where his journey would take him. He just knew his father’s teachings would buoy him along the way — and that was going to be more than good enough. 88 more words

Awikhiganak

First Nations We Day first for N.B. brings 700 Indigenous youth

First Nations student from across the province travelled to Fredericton to celebrate the First Nations We Day, an initiative aimed at inspiring pride in Indigenous culture. 62 more words

Oscar Baker Iii

My Expansion

Before conducting my research on the Mi’kmaq tribe I did not know anything about them. Honestly I didn’t even know they existed which is why I chose them for my research. 260 more words

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