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Columnists
May 4, 2009

He's sorrowful...but not sorry

The Pope said he was "sorrowful" for what happened to residential school survivors. Sorrowful. But not sorry. Is that an important distinction?
Columnists
Apr 28, 2009

Down with racist names

Savage. Squaw. Indian. Would we all agree that these are immensely derogatory names that should not be, in this day and age, still used to geographically locate places?
Columnists
Dec 15, 2008

Now we sit and wait

While the rest of Canada had their sights set in October on who to choose for our next prime minister, many of us in the Native community were waiting for another big announcement to happen.
Columnists
Dec 8, 2008

Native land, youth and the future

Much of what people know about historic Native issues has to do with land. Indeed, much of what we are about today has to do with our land also. They say that without our land, we are nothing.
News
Oct 9, 2008

Want to work with Aboriginal youth?

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So I'm getting a little sick and tired of organizations, service providers, academics, institutions, governments, NGOs, and adults in general taking a "vested" interest in working with us...
News
May 28, 2008

Residential schools: Sorry excuse for an apology

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that he will make an official apology on behalf of the government for the horrific abuse suffered by victims of Canada's residential school system. I have
News
Mar 22, 2008

Rethinking the word 'Aboriginal'

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For my part, it seems that it has become the norm to use this term frivolously, without restraint, and without giving particular attention to what this word encompasses.
News
Jan 29, 2008

Two decades later, still work to do for choice

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The conversation that has been reignited on the 20th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision shows that youth have become somewhat apathetic towards reproductive rights and not aware of the battles t

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