Tag Archives: Chief Theresa Spence

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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Canada, it’s time. We need to fix this in our generation.

Today is December 16, 2012 and Chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike for six days. Contrary to what some media outlets are reporting, she is not doing this only to protest Bill C-45 or even the deplorable … Continue reading

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Categories: 60s scoop, Alienation, Comprehensive Claims, Cultural appropriation, Decolonisation, First Nations, Idle No More, Injustice, Inuit, MĂ©tis, Representation of natives

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Attawapiskat: A study in the need to openly address misunderstandings.

Remember when entire families in a remote northern community were living in severely inadequate shelters in the wintertime, and the federal government reacted to this emergency quickly, and with compassion? I don’t either. What I do remember, is Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Categories: Decolonisation, First Nations

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