Tag Archives: Education

Indigenous Funds Are Not ‘Federal Funds’ – A Quick Educational Reality Check

There are a host of historical reasons the Indigenous remain at arm’s length in relationship to Canada. The stories shared daily about the inequities are solidly documented. One of the most offensive statements the Indigenous hear repeatedly is, “the Indigenous … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, First Nations, Indigenous Peoples, Life | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in First Nations, History, Indigenous Peoples, Life | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Educate, Not Dominate

(Warning:  usage of full racial epithets in this opinion piece, because I don’t believe one is more important or blatant than the rest in this point of view).   Our truths are largely based on what side of a fence … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Peoples, Discrimination, Education, Humanity, Indigenous, Indigenous Peoples, Life, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Class, The ‘80s are Dead, & Now We’re All in the Service Industry

What if your job was used as an example for what not to be when you grow up? Imagine that – your job served up as a warning for what you will end up if you don’t do well in school. This recently happened to a friend of mine. He didn’t hear this warning firsthand. The class that did was attended by his daughter. Now, imagine that.

It’s probable her teacher had best of intentions to motivate the students, and even my friend acknowledged that. He also said, good thing his daughter has thick skin, but even so, she felt compelled to apologize for the ignorance of others. As a parent, you would think about your child in that class at that moment, then you’d be taking measurement of your own skin depth.

People in – generally accepted as respectable- careers, might breathe a little sigh of relief at Continue reading

Posted in Life, Life Matters, New Business, Reflection, Uncategorized, What if? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Seriously, about Group Work: Magic or Political Train to Hell?

Group dynamics are always an interesting endeavor.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with a variety of groups in quite a few arenas both professionally and voluntary.  When I say ‘pleasure,’ I know that most have applied the word very … Continue reading

Posted in Character traits, Facts of Life, Group Work, Life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment