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An autumn of colour, a discovery of the Ktunaxa people...part one

There are times when a story travels along an unexpected path, bringing you to a place you were hesitant, yet curious to venture into. Once enveloped and drawn into its emotion, you know you must share it. 2,210 more words


Another Dark Chapter of History in the Making

Yesterday, I contributed a piece to Policy Options – Perspectives on the fierce spotlight that currently shines on those of Muslim faith in Canada. The brief piece takes a look back at Canada’s apologies to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples for residential schools, Japanese Canadians for the internment, and Chinese Canadians for the Head Tax. 42 more words

Historical Injustices

Orange Shirt Day ... an Interview

Orange Shirt Day

An Interview by Lukas and William

Orange Shirt Day was on September 30. It will happen every year on this day.  Here is an interview by Lukas and William about Orange Shirt Day. 42 more words

Treaty People Everywhere!

I spent the last two days participating in a Treaty Education workshop at the University of Regina. The workshop was put on by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner… 972 more words


Review: A powerful memorial to missing and murdered aboriginal women

I’m asking myself when I last saw something so deeply moving in a gallery, and the answer may be never.

I’m walking through the Carleton University Art Gallery, which until Oct. 832 more words


Bill 95 adds to big brother government

The federal government just got through apologizing to First Nations communities for violations of civil rights in scooping up native children and sticking them in residential schools, all without parental consent. 86 more words


#StopStealingOurKids – Métis Artist Christi Belcourt Takes to Twitter to Talk "New Residential Schools"

Métis artist Christi Belcourt dropped some serious truths on Twitter this week, sparking #StopStealingOurKids, an impassioned manifesto demanding that Canada’s provinces stop taking Native children away from their families. 446 more words