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
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
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
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
Revised August 30, 2017 Canadians must work to heal a major historical point of contention for Canada and the Indigenous, and that point does not focus on “apologies and acknowledgements of territories.” Canada’s government already knows what needs to be … Continue reading
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Tagged #cdnpoli, Canada, First Nations, INAC, Indigenous, Justin Trudeau, Native Americans, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
When it comes to the past, the quotation, “History is written by the victors” is supposed to be the bottom-line. But the truth is, history is more often true only until it’s uncovered. Unfortunately, often such revelations induce intense reactions. … Continue reading
We should be impressed with how many people are well versed in Native American culture and history. It’s been amazing and enlightening to see all kinds of average citizens report and comment so expertly on First Nations and Aboriginal issues lately. Of course, this post isn’t really about how much is known about Native Americans as much as how deplorably inadequate our education about the cultures still are.
The story that has caused all this questionable commentary was the news that the U.S. Patent office revoked the name trademark for football team, the Washington Redskins. Continue reading
Posted in Aboriginal Peoples, All-Time Top Ten, Indigenous, Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans, Racism, WPLongform
Tagged Aboriginal Peoples, First Nations, Native Americans, NFL, Racism, Washington Redskins
As Remembrance Day approaches, I am reminded of how profoundly I was moved by the Remembrance Day assembly at my son’s school last year. I found it particularly poignant for two reasons.
What I found initially striking was that the ceremony was presided over by all women, something I’d never seen before. Continue reading
Posted in Aboriginal Peoples, All-Time Top Ten, family, First Nations, Heroes, Remembrance Day, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Veterans
Tagged Cree, First Nations, Native Americans, Native Military Forces, Remembrance Day