Founier, Suzanne, and Ernie Crey. “‘Killing the Indian in the Child’: Four Centuries of Church Run Schools.” Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada: A Reader. Don Mills, Ont.: OUP, 2011. 173-77. Print.
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I highly recommend this book ‘Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada’ Edited by Martin J. Cannon & Lina Sunseri
Paul, Daniel N. We Were Not the Savages: Collision between European and Native American Civilizations. Halifax, NS: Fernwood, 2006. Print. Page 155
Brian Sinclair’s family loses confidence, pulls out of inquest
The family of a man who died in his wheelchair after waiting 34 hours for help in a Winnipeg hospital’s emergency room is pulling out of an inquest looking into his death.
Brian Sinclair’s family members say they have lost confidence the inquest will result in meaningful changes to prevent future tragedies to people vulnerable to systemic racism.
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Committee on violence against Indigenous women concludes
I like that I was hearing INDEPENDENT national inquiry. It absolutely MUST be an INDEPENDENT inquiry.
Read WHY I feel it is so important that an INDEPENDENT inquiry be done into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Rex Murphy (slanderer of First Nations) Now under Investigation for Receiving Money from Big Oil
Interesting……. Interesting how a person who published a blatantly racist article about First Nations people is now under investigation for receiving money from the oil industry. VERY interesting! Receiving money from big oil and then trying to pass for a legitimate journalist is certainly a conflict of interest.
Here’s the back story on Rex Murphy. He wrote a rather rude COMMENTARY about how First Nations peoples need to stop talking about our lived and historical traumas and oppression because it makes Canadians uncomfortable. I take offence to the ‘generosity’ bit…. my First Nations ancestors fought in the Battle of Fort York to protect this land from American invaders and my First Nations family fought in both World Wars as allies to Canada. I have a job and I pay taxes. My family helped build this country, yet they are left out of all the textbooks. I’ve experienced discrimination for being a First Nations person and for my culture. I was denied my status and was cut off from half of my family for the first 28 years of my life. WHAT GENEROSITY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT REX?!? How about you get your facts straight and start treating us like human beings.
And here is a wonderful rebuttal by a Canadian who gets it. Yes! First Nations people and Canadians are supposed to be friends! But the truth needs to be told. Our history has been suppressed for too long.
A great reminder to live life.
I highly recommend taking a look at First Nations/Metis Aaron Paquette’s work.
Pamela Palmater’s book ‘Beyond Blood Rethinking Indigenous Identity’ is in my view, required reading for anyone interested in examining how the Indian Act has warped Indigenous nationhood, divided families and for many, caused a crippling sense of isolation.
I am a new status ‘Indian’ and I know all too well what it feels like to not belong. I did not have the opportunity to be raised with a sense of my Indigenous nationhood, despite knowing and feeling that I was Anishinaabe, I was always on the outside looking in. But why is that? What is it about status that we have internalized? ‘Beyond Blood, Rethinking Indigenous Identity’ offers insight.
Why is it that non-Indigenous people have the power to determine who belongs to our Indigenous nations and who doesn’t? Why do they have the power to shape and control our nations? Why do they have the power to divide our families? To take away our sense of belonging? Why do they have the power to legislate our nations out of existence? And they will if we let them! Assimilation has always been the goal.
For all people, feeling a sense of belonging is important for mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing – the Indian Act took that from us. ‘Beyond Blood Rethinking Indigenous Identity,’ really spoke to my sense of disconnection as a mixed blood Indigenous woman. Thomas King reflected in ‘The Truth About Stories’ that most of those he has known who have committed suicide were mixed bloods. I also know that sociologically speaking, Durkheim correlates low levels of social solidarity with suicide. Being aware of where that sense of disconnection comes from is absolutely key to overcoming it, so I must thank Pamela Palmater for sharing her experience.
I had the opportunity to offer my thanks and praise for her work in person in my own dorky way, when she spoke at Ryerson University during the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation. “You’re like my hero Pam! You are like a rock star to me!” I said. Not my most scholarly moment, but it was genuine.
CRACKED EARTH – APTN Investigates Alberta Oil Spills
APTN Investigates Alberta oil spills affecting 2 First Nations.