Category Archives: Indigenous Peoples

What is the “Indigenous Rights Framework” and Why Do All Indigenous People Need To Know It?

This is an issue so big, I’d consider it criminal if we didn’t do our best to make sure all our relations are aware of it. I don’t know how many people truly understand what Trudeau’s “Indigenous Rights Framework” is. … Continue reading

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Phoetic February: Missing You

February 14th was changed forever for Indigenous communities 28 years ago. While we still share in acknowledging and celebrating love, we also use the day to recognize and memorialize our  mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, aunties and grandmothers lost to us … Continue reading

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Mythical Drops of Blood; Pan-Indigenous Nations Don’t Exist

Calling oneself Indigenous or First Nations is equal to calling oneself European or African. Neither of these regions are a single culture. They are a multitude of nations, customs & traditions. So it is for the Indigenous in North America. … Continue reading

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‘Alternative’ Metis Nation Alert; Frauds exposed from the west to the east

Updated October 26, 2018:  News reports on fraudulent ‘status’ cards and police investigations, and APTN interview with professor researching the ‘eastern Metis’ groups. This is not new news, it has been reported in previous years, but it doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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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 September 22, 2018 There’s unfortunate long-held misunderstanding of what being “Metis” means. That confusion has only grown messier in the last few years by increased numbers of various groups looking for recognized Metis identity, if not as entirely new … Continue reading

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