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Website launched to preserve Indian residential-school survivors’ testimonies

Website launched to preserve Indian residential-school survivors’ testimonies

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat is calling for survivors who made claims during the Independent Assessment Process to decide what to do with their records and testimonies before they are destroyed. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in October […]

Hollow Day

The federal government will consider a bill to make September 30 a statutory holiday across Canada to commemorate a “National Truth and Reconciliation Day.” This, after the House of Commons heritage committee approved a measure February 5 to usurp the […]

Cree Social Media

Perusing the comments and statements on Facebook and other social media sites is always interesting, informative and often disturbing. Disturbing in the way that some posts are vague and while without any real substance can create stereotypes. These stereotypes then […]

Scanned Document

The 2018 Appropriation Award

Indian Horse, by the late Richard Wagamese, is possibly one of the most important books ever penned by an Indigenous author. It’s a lament on the life of Saul Indian Horse, a residential school survivor and promising NHL prospect who […]

A letter to the senator

Dear Senator Lynn Beyak, I see you’re back in the news. Given your flair for putting the wrong foot forward, it comes as no surprise to anyone who follows Canadian politics. What is surprising is that it has taken so […]

Declan’s Baptism

My son Declan was recently baptized in the Anglican Church. As I am not a Christian it may be surprising that I would participate in this ceremony – especially since I attended the Anglican-run Horden Hall residential school as a […]


Northern Chief celebrates Sixties Scoop ruling

Chief Marcia Brown Martel of Beaverhouse First Nation near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, is excited and relieved that a Toronto judge has ruled in favour of the Sixties Scoop class action lawsuit. The suit, which Chief Brown Martel has led during […]

Ottawa hosts national WE Day, Kevin Rabbitskin honoured for leadership skills

Ottawa hosts national WE Day, Kevin Rabbitskin honoured for leadership skills

WE Day Ottawa was a star-studded affair that saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two Juno Award-winning acts take the stage. But first, an Elder welcomed the 16,000-strong crowd at the Canadian Tire Centre to the unceded territory of the […]

For sale

Canada’s history with Aboriginal Peoples is unreal. Once Canada was a shining beacon of human rights throughout the world. But its tarnished past began showing the reality of the relationship between the government and its “wards of the state.” It’s […]

The New School Shirt

The New School Shirt

September is an exciting time for most kids and their parents. For children, it’s back to school to show off their new clothes and reconnect with friends. For parents, it’s back to structure: bed times, school busses and bagged lunches. […]