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Why bells will be ringing across Canada on May 31

For 120 years, Indigenous children in Canada were separated by federal law from their families and communities and sent to church-run Indian Residential Schools. The documented purpose of these schools was to wipe out Indigenous cultures, languages, spiritualties and traditions. 631 more words

Indigenous

Bioarchaeology exposing Canada's Shameful Past -Aboriginal Residential Schools

There has been a great deal of coverage over the last few weeks in my local newspaper (the Ottawa Citizen) of a story I’ve been following and trying to get involved in. 155 more words

Anthropology

Introduction to the Maine-Wabanaki: gkisedtanamoogk at TEDxDirigo

Please take the time to listen to this.

Published on Nov 26, 2013

“gkisedtanamoogk is Wampanoag from the community of Mashpee located on cape cod south of Boston, Massachusetts ; he is family member of Nkeketonseonqikom, the Longhouse of the Otter, and married with three Children. 61 more words

Time to START the discussion on residential schools

Now that Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has scheduled the release of its final report, the real work must begin: getting all Canadians to recognise that the residential school system was only a symptom of how society in general mistreated aboriginal people historically, that the effects of that abuse are still being felt, and that it will take an effort by all of us to overcome them. 60 more words

Indigenous Peoples

▶ David Swanson: World Beyond War

David Swanson talks about the organization World Beyond War and its goals

http://www.worldbeyondwar.org

Swanson spoke at a Pax Christi Conference in Michigan:

Pax Christi Michigan is honored to welcome author, activist, radio host, and journalist David Swanson to be our keynote speaker… 343 more words

Nonviolent Action

Religious Leaders and the United Nations Need Set Up a Truth and Reconciliation Process to End the Insane War Between the West and the Middle East Nations and Jihadis.

We pay a lot of lip service to the importance of the truth. The Gospel of John states the truth will set you free. Yet century after century the west refuses to accept its role as the villains in the whole middle east, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan debacle. 1,090 more words

Afghanistan