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Countries we Ignore: Mauritius

“Mauritius was made first, and then Heaven.” – Mark Twain, 1896

I’m honored to have one reader from Mauritius.  I have never met anyone from Mauritius, and I know close to nothing about this country. 

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Thinking about "The Law of Evidence" through the Structure of Indigenous Language

With classes nearly over this term, I happily turned to my “Books to Read!” pile.   At the top of the pile was a new book by Marianne Ignace and Ron Ignace,  751 more words

Truth And Reconciliation

Red Deer Industrial School Monument Unveiled

During the past three weeks the Spanish influenza has swept through this institution. I regret to report that as a result, five of our pupils are dead: Georgina House, Jane Baptiste, Sarah Soosay, David Lightning, William Cardinal…At the time the children died practically everyone was sick so that it was impossible for us to bury the dead. 999 more words

Alberta's History

Living Starts with the uncertain first steps of a beginner

I’ve just been reading an article by Kathleen Gallagher, Distinguished Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She addresses the important responsibility we Canadians face of “making good on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action”. 492 more words


Children's Art and Indian Residential Schools

In between some errands that took me to downtown Victoria this week, I grabbed a few minutes to stop in at the Legacy Art Gallery.  The current exhibit is titled… 1,350 more words

Truth And Reconciliation

An honest telling of Canada's story will make Canadians uncomfortable

Still, the truths of history are better than lies

✎  Wayne K. Spear | November 9, 2017 • Current Events


EFORE BRONWYN EYRE was Saskatchewan’s Education Minister, she was an opinion columnist battling godlessness, political correctness, the myth of global warming, and other menaces. 983 more words


On The Need For Improved Connectivity In The North

For the fifth time this year, I found myself aboard a flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia heading to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador (this time with Nic, my MSc student, and Dr. 919 more words

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