I had a vision. I kept it to myself for a while, then shared it in little moments on Facebook, on Twitter. But it’s time to share it, as undeveloped as it may be, I feel that it’s right. And there’s something in me that won’t allow me to stay silent about it any longer. […]
When I was a little girl, we went high bush cranberry picking up off Highway 28. I might have been 7 or 8. It was a family day. My Mom and Dad, all us kids, my Kokum (Grandma) as well as my aunts and uncles, who weren’t really all that much older than me were […]
Violence is never simple; it is horrific and loaded with long-term devastating consequences. I know this from experience and have lived it up close and personal.
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.
When it became public in the days before #J11 that AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-Chut Atleo sent a letter to PM Harper inviting him to AFN’s January 24th, 2013 anniversary meeting of the First Nations-Crown gathering, I was immediately agitated. Was the AFN co-opting Chief Theresa Spence’s sacrifice and The Peoples (i.e. Idle No More […]
This past Sunday I watched on-line as the exquisite beauty of the Grand Entry of singers and dancers, in full regalia, young and old, moved into the West Edmonton Mall (WEM). It was spectacular and there could not possibly be any sight more stirring or moving. As I watched I was struck by a number […]