Enemies: Left and Right

Enemies: Left and Right

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Opinion

Colonists write the rules on how we are governed and how we are supposed to resist their control is outlined within these rules: rules that provide a misdirected sense of security and certainty by permitting us to launch our grievances according to these rules.

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Opinion

“To sew is to pray. Men don’t understand this. They see the whole but they don’t see the stitches. They don’t see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle. We mend. We women turn things inside out and set things right. We salvage what we can of human garments and piece […]

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Elsipogtog Everywhere

Elsipogtog Everywhere

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Opinion

In the mid 1990s I moved to Mi’gma’gi to go to graduate school. I was expecting to learn about juvenile Atlantic salmon on the Miramichi River. I was naive and misguided. Fortunately for me, the Mi’kmaq people saw that in me and they taught me something far more profound.

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Elsipogtog: The Realities of Abuse

Elsipogtog: The Realities of Abuse

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Opinion

It is not surprising to Indigenous Nations that the RCMP invaded the site of a peaceful protest, using snipers, rubber bullets, threat tactics amongst women and children and elders and warriors.  It is not surprising that the mass media is painting our peaceful defense of Mother Earth as rebellion or radicalism.  It is not even […]

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Many Prayers Along The Way

Many Prayers Along The Way

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Opinion

The early morning sunrise streams into the exhibit space, a woman is kneeling on the red carpet, gently and lovingly moving each vamp as she tidy’s the walking path. Music wafts through the air, the soulful sounds of traditional songs. She spends her time in there, serving the women and girls who’ve gone missing or […]

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Four Generations Create Art for Cousins Lost

Four Generations Create Art for Cousins Lost

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Opinion

I remember coming to Saskatchewan when I was a little girl and spending the summer with my granny Dubuque and my cousin, who is also named Cindy.  I remember also the many nights in the kitchen, hearing stories, laughing and drinking tea. Yes drinking lots of tea. Then granny passed away and I lost touch […]

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The PKOLS Reclamation: Saturating the Land with Our Stories

The PKOLS Reclamation: Saturating the Land with Our Stories

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Opinion

On May 22nd, members of the Tsawout (SȾÁUTW) nation, with support from the Songhees and the other local WSÁNEĆ nations, including Tsartlip (WJOȽEȽP), Pauquachin (BOḰEĆEN), Tseycum (WSIKEM), Malahat (MÁLEXEȽ) and allied supporters from the Greater Victoria community, will lead an action to reclaim the original name of PKOLS, now known as Mount Douglas, in what […]

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Marriage & Imposed Law

Marriage & Imposed Law

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Opinion

I don’t get weddings. I never have. They always feel forced somehow. I’ve never understood the need for them. If two people are committed to each other, living together, perhaps have children together (which after all is so common these days), then what difference or good would spending a small fortune on a one-day event […]

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The Failed Whitewashing of Idle No More

The Failed Whitewashing of Idle No More

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in Opinion | No Comments

I live in a world where everything ends up completing a full circle when it comes to issues that are of relevance to First Nations people. Or maybe I live in a world where I feel like tires are constantly spinning and where traction is never being reached and forward momentum is never being gained, […]

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A Father’s Agony

A Father’s Agony

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Opinion | No Comments

It was a beautiful calm day as me and my son Nathan headed out on the lake, we were in a fishing tournament on Lake of the Woods. Our first tournament together. After 50 years of being on the lake and guiding for 30 years I am a careful boater.

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