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Truth and Reconciliation through storytelling

Canada’s hidden history needs to be highlighted and one way to do it is through storytelling.

Shauneen Pete, executive lead on indigenization at the University of Regina, is the keynote speaker at the second Living Heritage symposium, which is hosted by Heritage Saskatchewan and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate Studies. 421 more words

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On Reckoning (an activist classroom performance review)

When new acquaintances find out I teach at a university, the first thing they want to know is what, exactly, I teach. Usually, I say “theatre”. 1,593 more words

Inspiring Performances

Dozens of suicide attempts by indigenous youth: what the f!*? is going on in ‘sunny ways’ Canada?

The Canada brand has been trending everywhere since the election of a Liberal government led by photogenic Justin Trudeau on Oct 19, 2015. This resurgence has featured Trudeau’s ‘bromance’ with US President Barack Obama and the prime minister’s declaration to the Paris climate summit in November that, “Canada is back” to assume its historical role as a nation that punches above its weight in engaging in global issues. 616 more words

Indigenous Peoples

Two Thoughts For A Wednesday

We start with the wrongful dismissal case, where a fired employee was successful on his suit against his employer.

He worked for the RCMP, a clerk for Canada’s national police force. 623 more words


Seeing Things Clearly Through Sinclair

What can I do to make a difference?

This is a question I found myself asking quite frequently during my first two years of university and still to this day. 450 more words


Documents of residential school abuse can be destroyed, court rules

TORONTO – Survivors of Canada’s notorious residential school system have the right to see their stories archived if they wish, but their accounts must otherwise be destroyed in 15 years, Ontario’s top court ruled in a split decision Monday. 645 more words


Teaching Intersectionality of Race and Gender in ELA 20

Social Justice is an integral part of the Education program. We are constantly using critical lenses and theories to examine our positionality in society, and how that gives us privileges, especially for myself as a white, middle-class, heterosexual, Christian female. 679 more words