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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Reclaiming Ourselves One Name at a Time

Reclaiming Ourselves One Name at a Time

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Opinion | 21 Comments

First Nations, Ojibway, Blackfoot, Indian, Aboriginal, Treaty, Halfbreed, Cree, Status Indian are all fairly familiar English words but none of them are the names by which we, the various Indigenous Peoples, called ourselves in our own languages.

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First We Dream

First We Dream

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Opinion | 6 Comments

I started reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers a few days ago.  It’s the kind of book that gets you thinking.  And since I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the #IdleNoMore movement, I’ve been thinking about the kind of Canada I want, the kind my grandparents couldn’t ever dare dream of.  And my dreams have […]

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