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National Aboriginal Day

I’ll admit to not being well-schooled in Aboriginal histories, but I’m equally unschooled in other histories. I’m more interested in the broad strokes, the narratives that shape the way people think about their country and themselves. And I don’t think that, as a whole, Canadians think of themselves as being shaped by Aboriginal people, historically or today.

Posted on 21 June 2012 and filed under articles, Canada

Who Speaks for First Nations?

This is one I’ve been meaning to write for a bit. It started December 2, when news broke that the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs in northeastern B.C. had apparently entered into an agreement Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. The exact words: “On behalf of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs, Hereditary Chief Elmer Derrick today announced an agreement […]

Posted on 15 December 2011 and filed under Aboriginal, articles, Best Of, British Columbia, Canada, comments

How much do you cost the government?

The finances of the Attawapiskat reserve have been placed under third-party control, in part to figure out where $90 million of federal government money went in the last five years. But how much is $90 million anyways? And how much money does the government spend on you?

Posted on 3 December 2011 and filed under Aboriginal, articles, Best Of, Canada, comments, main, politics


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