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
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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
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
#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