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A Gift for Marie

            Sasha is a name that is hard to pronounce, thinks Marie, but there is no need to say names when you are splashing paint on snow and swirling it together to make wonderful patterns. 1,564 more words



How far does Exodus 20:15 go? What about copying and pasting articles to friends’ e-mail addresses? Is that stealing. Thanks to my friend Don, I realize that I’m guilty of thievery. 440 more words

Olemaun and Alice

When I Was Eight

Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Art by Gabrielle Grimard

Published in 2013 by Annick Press

The Story: Olemaun, an Inuit girl, longs to go to school so she can learn to read the outsiders’ books, especially the book about Alice that her sister Rosie reads. 454 more words

School Stories

Family secrets after the Sixties Scoop

My heart is racing. I’m sitting across a conference table from P, a social worker, in the meeting room of the Elsipogtog child and family services centre. 3,105 more words


Alert Bay, B.C., residential school to be demolished

VICTORIA – A crumbling, omnipresent red brick building has been a haunting presence for thousands of British Columbia aboriginal people who say they faced physical and sexual abuse at the site. 713 more words


The Open University - A History by Daniel Weinbren- Reviewed by Jacqueline Baxter

The Open University
A History
By Daniel Weinbren 2015
Manchester University Press

Review by Jacqueline Baxter
Lecturer in Social Policy – the Open University UK… 1,779 more words