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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Dealing with comments about Attawapiskat
I still intend to get a series of posts out clarifying issues like First Nations housing, health-care, education and so on, but I have a confession. I haven’t been staying away from the comments sections of articles about Attawapiskat. I … Continue reading
Posted in Aboriginal law, First Nations, INAC, Injustice, James Bay Cree, Representation of natives Tagged Attawapiskat, Attawapiskat third party management, Auditor General June 2011 report, Canadian Taxpayer Federation, First Nations housing, Harper upset about Attawapiskat, Housing crisis First Nations, Salaries of First Nations Chiefs 1,014 Comments
Khodi Dill sums it up nicely.
I am working away on a series of posts I’d like to put together to help untangle the web of confusion surrounding oft-misunderstood issues such as First Nations health-care, education, housing, taxation, self-government, settlement claims and so on. It isn’t … Continue reading
Attawapiskat, action needed!
Update, November 28 The Red Cross plans to be in the community tomorrow “to identify and address urgent, short-term needs.” The community has apparently asked the Red Cross to manage donations to the community, so for all of you who … Continue reading
Posted in INAC, Injustice, James Bay Cree Tagged Attawapiskat, Indigenous solidarity, James Bay emergency 11 Comments
Images that make you go hmmmm.
Every once in a while I come across an image in my daily life that has an immediate impact on me. (You’ve already had my opinion on ‘native-themed’ costumes.) First comes the flood of feelings. Annoyance, frustration, confusion. Then I … Continue reading
Posted in Alienation, Culture, Injustice, Law, Pan-Indian, Representation of natives Tagged McGill law school, Patricia Nova, Quid Novi 29 Comments
napatêhkasikan, my pumpkin pie adventure.
napatêhkasikan cî ahpô wîhkihkasikan? Pie, or cake? Answering “both” is of course understandable, but I like to think that just as some people are ‘dog’ people while others are ‘cat’ people, some of us will take a pie over a … Continue reading
Posted in Cree vocabulary, Imperative/command form, Language learning, Plains Cree Tagged recipe in Cree Leave a comment
kiyam, let it be, let it be…
During the ‘wearing us as costumes‘ discussion, one poster suggested to another that he ” kiyam-pi”. To me this word, kiyam, contains a glimpse into a world-view that is very much at the core of Cree-ness. I have had this word … Continue reading
Posted in Cree vocabulary, Culture 5 Comments