Category Archives: Indigenous Peoples

What’s Under a Fight to Do Right?

Sometimes I’m asked why do I bother to work for Indigenous causes, or any cause really, when it seems the odds against achievement are so damned overwhelming or insurmountable? Someone asked, “Why are you bothering to waste precious time”? It’s … Continue reading

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Indigenous Prayers – Poetic Haikus In Motion

Softly she enters The prayers of her music Ancestral healing RL ——————————————– A bold soul dances Rejuvenating spirits The grandfathers smile RL ——————————————– Ethereal calm Calling to the grandmothers Replenishing gifts RL ——————————————– A Warrior’s heart Gifted reverent power A … Continue reading

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Headline to Headline; Let’s Play

Big day in Canadian news today and this makes it a good day to play, which headline is real? “City of Victoria To Remove Statue of Depraved, Racist Drunk and Canada’s 1st Prime Minister” or “Sports Officials Unable to Find … Continue reading

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Getting Arrested? Piece of Cake; The 2nd Dino Age Is Over – Part 2

In Part 1, I shared my unintended practise run in taking ‘bold action’, as it’s called when one is willing to step in and interfere with business as usual. I’m referring to the Kinder Morgan (KM) case to build a bitumen … Continue reading

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The 2nd Dino Age Is Over – Part 1

I went to Burnaby Mountain on May 5th with the intention to support efforts and possibly even get arrested in protest of Kinder Morgan’s plan to build a new pipeline. However, by the end of this day, what I’d received … Continue reading

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What is Metis Again?

Updated 3/30/18: Correction to stated white supremacy group location is in Quebec contesting Innu land claims and the inclusion of status First Nations born to white women. There’s unfortunate long-held misunderstanding of what being “Metis” means. That confusion has only … Continue reading

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Because He Was Brown

Like most Indigenous paying attention to Canada’s recent handling of two murder cases – 22 yr. old Colten Boushie, shot while he was asleep in the front seat of a vehicle and Tina Fontaine, 15 yr. old, 72 lbs, killed … Continue reading

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I Looked For You

    I wondered and waited for you… I wondered who would show up, I wondered who would stand. I wondered if my words or calls for help would bring you to us. I worried my anguished voice would just … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Become Who We Were Supposed To Be

There’s a call-out right now from the Province of Alberta to Indigenous people who were apprehended by Child Family Services (CFS) during the “60’s Scoop” specified as: “a period of time when an unknown number of Indigenous children were taken from their parents … Continue reading

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Clean Houses & Terror

Last week I had the honour (& brief stomach churning fear) of hosting IndigenousXca on Twitter. As the forum notes: it’s a rotating Twitter account presented by a different Indigenous Host each week. Their hosts have included actors, activists, authors, … Continue reading

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