On Sunday, thousands rallied, drummed and dance as part of an Idle No More action in West Edmonton Mall.
In honour of the United Nations International Year of the Co-op, and in partnership with Calgary 2012, Calgary based writer and musician Brian Brennan is the Artist in Residence (AiR) for the Southern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association.
To celebrate Calgary's designation of being the 2012 Canadian Cultural Centre, artists from around were paired with various organizations in the city. Brennan was been paired with SACHA to capture stories about the experience of living in housing co-ops.
Rich hippies have destroyed the BC economy. At least, that's what Barry Cooper, a University of Calgary Political Science professor, says in a recent Calgary Herald article. He despairs that BC, which "squats in the way" of Alberta's world markets, is no longer the "productive resource centre" it once was in his glory days at UBC.
And it's all your fault.
Cooper sympathizes with his premier, Alison Redford, for having to deal with the irritating people to her west.
In the face of enormous destruction and intimidation, it is crucial to assert what one values, and why. The third annual Tar Sands Healing Walk met this challenge head on with courage and wisdom, as Indigenous communities asserted that it is a human responsibility to protect clean and healthy water, air and land for future generations.
Walking together on August 4 through the 14-km epicenter of the Alberta tar sands, roughly 250 people witnessed the immense industrial devastation and conducted ceremonies for the healing of the land and waters.