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‘I’m digging into the roots of my adopted land’

For Canada Day, the story of Alex Cuba, a Cuban-Canadian musician living in Smithers who decided to learn some of the indigenous language of Wit’suwet’in so he could sing it when he was invited to perform on Parliament Hill.

Posted on 1 July 2016 and filed under Canada, Indigenous, main, outbound

Please leave the pub, you’re making the other patrons uncomfortable

Who is allowed in to your space, and what are they allowed to say?

Posted on 30 November 2015 and filed under articles, blogging, Canada, Indigenous, main

Why all those headlines about Aboriginal women knowing their killer are a little misleading

Aboriginal women and girls are more likely to be killed, but spouses or family members are less likely to be involved than in the homicides of other Canadian females. But that’s not in the headlines.

Posted on 20 June 2015 and filed under articles, big, comments, Indigenous, main, media

The night a park was renamed

tweeting the transition from “Fort George Park” to “Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park”

Posted on 16 June 2015 and filed under articles, Indigenous, links, main, outbound, Prince George

Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park

Councillour Murry Krause suggests we rename Prince George’s main park to recognize a troubled past.

Posted on 10 June 2015 and filed under Indigenous, links, main, outbound, Prince George

#ReadTheTRCReport – azw and epub formats for Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Google Books

Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s report on residential schools anywhere.

Posted on 10 June 2015 and filed under Canada, Indigenous, main

Truth

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission wants journalists to understand Aboriginal peoples. Here’s where to start.

Posted on 4 June 2015 and filed under Canada, Indigenous, journalism, main

Burn Your Village To The Ground (100 Years Since Lheidli Edition)

100 years isn’t that long.

Posted on 5 March 2015 and filed under articles, big, Indigenous, main, misc, Prince George

Heroes of history

People pine for the days when John A. Macdonald could build a national railway, conveniently ignoring the head tax and dangerous conditions forced upon Chinese workers to get it done and policy of starving Aboriginal people who might get in the way.

Posted on 20 December 2014 and filed under articles, Canada, Indigenous, main

(Re)Visionaries

When discussing the legacy of W.A.C. Bennett’s dams, it’s important to remember the people who were swept aside – and the ongoing consequences of those decisions.

Posted on 20 December 2014 and filed under articles, British Columbia, Canada, Indigenous, main

“There’s going to be more of this type of thing”: questions and lessons after Legebokoff

I’m not a fan of covering crime for its own sake.  I understand people are interested in the details, but there’s a lot of crime and it would be easy to fill our days with gory details of shootings and murders from around the world. Not much public value in that. At the same time, there […]

Posted on 17 September 2014 and filed under articles, big, British Columbia, Canada, Indigenous, nocomments

Lheidli T’enneh | Where I live

Why I’m changing my online profiles to say I live in Lheidli T’enneh, and why you might want to, too.

Posted on 24 February 2014 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, Indigenous, main, Prince George

The fight for freedom

When Alex Bird joined the Canadian Army as a private in the First World War, he was treated the same as the rest of the troops. When Alex returned to Canada he did not qualify for the 1919 Soldier Settlement Act.

Posted on 9 November 2013 and filed under Canada, Indigenous

Northern British Columbia’s post-colonial era

From residential schools to racist murals, what do we do with the less savory parts of our past?

Posted on 16 July 2013 and filed under articles, big, British Columbia, Canada, cities, Indigenous, main, Prince George

Canadians aren’t racist, we just don’t know our own history

John A. Macdonald is as much my ancestor as Deganawida. So why was I only taught about one of them?

Posted on 2 April 2013 and filed under articles, Canada, comments, Indigenous

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