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| September 18, 2014

Watch: Viola Thomas on Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Viola Thomas (Anemki Wedom) spoke on reconciliation at the Peoples Social Forum in August.

Viola Thomas is a residential school survivor and sat on the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

This is the rebroadcast of that live event.

Support from the Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canadian Union of Postal Workers permitted rabble.ca's live coverage of this event.

 

 

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| September 8, 2014

Bill C-10 will hurt First Nations communities

Photo: Flickr/Superfantastic

Apart from the occasional whiz of a vehicle hurtling down Chiefswood Road, the main thoroughfare that leads into the heart of the Six Nations of the Grand River, the most populous First Nation in Canada, is still.

Wind gently rustles treetops, birds happily chirp and a blank-eyed rabbit silently inspects my car before darting into a green field; the scene is downright bucolic.

A little further into the reserve, however, a gravel parking lot outside a characterless strip mall buzzes with activity.

It's a hazy Sunday morning in August, and the non-natives of southern Ontario have descended upon Jay's Smoke Shop to stock up on tobacco.

Lots of tobacco.

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