Category Archives: Residential schools

The reports of our cultural deaths have always been greatly exaggerated

To hear non-Indigenous people tell it, we’ve been teetering on the edge of extinction since not too long after Contact. That narrative hasn’t changed much over the years, though the cause of our cultural and perhaps even physical demise has … Continue reading

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Categories: Aboriginal law, Culture, Decolonisation, First Nations, Fluency, Idle No More, Indigenous law, Inuit, Language learning, MĂ©tis, Residential schools

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Fool me once: Colonialism denial finds a happy home in Canadian media

Just one day after tens of thousands people took to the streets of Vancouver in support of reconciliation, the Nanaimo Daily News once again published a racist rant making it clear that for too many Canadians, reconciliation is really about … Continue reading

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Categories: 60s scoop, Alienation, First Nations, Idle No More, Injustice, Representation of natives, Residential schools

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Idle No More: Where do we go from here?

“Canada is a test case for a grand notion – the notion that dissimilar peoples can share lands, resources, power and dreams while respecting and sustaining their differences.  The story of Canada is the story of many such peoples, trying … Continue reading

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Categories: Culture, Decolonisation, First Nations, Inuit, MĂ©tis, Representation of natives, Residential schools

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