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Quote of the week: October 24, 2016

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


Special screening of Gord Downie's animated film 'The Secret Path' in Saskatoon

Sunday marks the premiere of Gord Downie’s animated film “The Secret Path.” The film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, 12, who died trying to run away from a residential school in 1966. 278 more words


Gord Downie, The Secret Path at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, October 21st 2016

“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

Genocide American Style; Red Cry Lakota Solidarity Project (2013) Film 

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


I Am Not a Number

I Am Not a Number

Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, Authors

Gillian Newland, Illustrator

Second Story Press, Fiction, Oct. 4, 2016

Suitable for Ages: 7-11… 563 more words

Perfect Picture Books

Gord Downie releases Secret Path

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

Local Arts

Idle No More: Semiahmoo First Nations Water Issue Exposes Much Bigger Issue


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

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