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Not Going Away

So. Missing and Murdered aboriginal women in Canada.

This last weekend, I was working on a podcast that touches on issues in Canadian health care. During discussion with my co-hosts, the topic of aboriginal Canadian health came up. 502 more words

Gord Downie breaks down at emotional First Nations ceremony

The Assembly of First Nations honoured Canadian artist and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie Tuesday in Gatineau, Que. for his work on Reconciliation.

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Canada

Language Policy in the Classroom (Part One)

Have you ever stopped to question why you’re not supposed to use ain’t or end a sentence with a preposition? Or the fact that, unless you’re in very formal situation, you probably end sentences with prepositions all the time?  932 more words

Sociolinguistics

Witness Blanket

It was not what I expected.

The art gallery was silent. And there was a wooden structure stretching across the length of it.

It was called the… 416 more words

Gord's Secret Path

I won’t restate what’s happened to Gord. If you’re Canadian you most likely already know. If not, no judgments – just take a look at the heartbreaking coverage of his… 977 more words

Canada

Read for Reconciliation opens at Saskatoon’s Frances Morrison Central Library

There is now a quiet space in Saskatoon that honours residential school survivors.

The Read for Reconciliation reading area officially opened on Monday morning inside the Frances Morrison Central Library. 171 more words

Canada

As many Canadians did on Sunday, October 23rd, I sat down and watched The Secret Path — a film telling the story of Chanie Wenjak, a young Ojibway boy who died at the age of nine fleeing from an Indian Residential School. 805 more words