The next hundred years are going to be painful as we come to know Chanie Wenjack and thousands like him – as we find out about ourselves, about all of us – but only when we do can we truly call ourselves, “Canada.” … 7 more words
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“Let’s not celebrate the past 150 years.”
As a Canadian, strong in our national pride and beliefs that we are one helluva nation, this may sting a bit. 602 more words
Red Cry is about past and present genocide of the Lakota nation.
The first third of the film concerns the ugly history of legalized genocide of Native American peoples. 338 more words
The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie has kept the music for his Secret Path project under wraps for three years.
Released on Tuesday, the album is part of a package, along with a graphic novel and animated film, that tells the story of Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack, a 12-year-old indigenous boy who ran away from residential school in Kenora 50 years ago this month. 1,030 more words
I have provided the news link above for clarity on the background of this specific issue, but in short, the Semiahmoo First Nations Band currently gets its water supply from the nearby town of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. 1,270 more words