The precedents for declaring what's culturally barbaric are pretty scary, as the exhaustive and heart-rending work of the TRC on residential schools sadly shows.
David J. Climenhaga
Alberta has now joined the chorus of voices calling for a national inquiry into the connected tragedies of residential schools and missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Victors write the history books. They write versions that are often coloured by their perceptions and images they want to portray. They hope time will erase any trace of wrongdoing or injustices.
Final presentation and events of the Truth and Reconciliation, in Ottawa, between May 3 and June 3, 2015.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports on Tuesday June 2. There will be solemn promises of action. But Harper's high-handed approach to Indigenous needs should make Canadians skeptical.
The president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs talks about his childhood and youth in a non-Native home and what happened when his father decided to come looking for him.
A little-noticed European Court of Human Rights decision regarding Polish complicity in torture may well have ripple effects on this side of the Atlantic and, hopefully, produce some accountability.
Activists gathered to sign and mail letters to Stephen Harper and MPs demanding justice be restored to First Nations Children by providing them culturally based equity.
Jeff Barnaby's Rhymes for Young Ghouls offers a glimpse into social dysfunction that is directly linked to the way in which every aspect of life on reserve is in some way governed by the Indian Act.
In this blog, Daniel Wilson reflects on the final public hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.