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Witness Blanket

“Did your school have a graveyard?”

This question is asked in the short video found at The Witness Blanket, a website dedicated to the “large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada.” 187 more words


Indigenous community shares stories of survival decades after the 60's Scoop

WINNIPEG – When Melba Sanoffsky’s children were taken from her by child-welfare services in the middle of the night, she didn’t know if she’d ever see them again. 269 more words


Did Thomas King's book make a big mistake on residential school deaths?

Thomas King and his publisher appear to have made a significant numerical mistake in his award-winning book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Penguin Random House Canada). 708 more words


Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Canada, 2013)

Directed by: Jeff Barnaby. This ought to top up my Can-Con for the year nicely, and also give me a chance to see some Aboriginal film, which, outside of Alanis Obomsawin, I’m sorely lacking in. 453 more words

Art installation: The Witness Blanket coming to Hamilton

Artist Carey Newman speaks about his art installation the Witness Blanket.

Over 8 feet tall and 40 feet in length the piece is comprised of over 800 items from residential schools churches and government buildings.

Pope Says “Sorry”



The Pope (Francis) just did a mea culpa.  If my memory serves me accurately, we have heard this all before.  Back in 2000 another Pope (John Paul II ) attempted the same scam.  596 more words


Residential school system was 'cultural genocide,' most Canadians believe according to poll

An overwhelming majority of Canadians agree with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s finding that the residential schools system amounted to “cultural genocide,” a new Angus Reid Institute survey reveals. 535 more words