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Category Archives: Alienation
No offense but…
I recently had a fight with someone I consider a friend, and day three after the event, I am still trying to deconstruct how it all went so wrong. This ordinarily would not be blog material, except that the situation … Continue reading
Posted in Alienation, Decolonisation, Injustice Tagged anti-racism, colonialism, Decolonisation, Indigenous solidarity, oppression, privilege 41 Comments
No soup for bigots.
I feel a need right now to discuss privilege. It is a complex issue, and I have a lot to say about it, so this may end up being more than one post. This is me attempting to rationally approach … Continue reading
No justice, no peace.
I hope everyone had a holiday and managed to enjoy it…I used to think that people complaining about putting on weight over the holidays was an exaggeration, but that was back when my metabolism allowed me to gorge myself on … Continue reading
Posted in Aboriginal law, Alienation, INAC, Indigenous law, Injustice, Law, Representation of natives Tagged Aboriginal non-Aboriginal relationship, Historical Treaties, Modern Treaties, RCAP, RCAP 10 years after, RCAP 15 years after, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, What is the RCAP 14 Comments
Don’t let them call you uneducated.
The other day my partner and I were on our way to see the Nutcracker ballet for the first time with our four daughters (two are mine, two are his). We walked by a discarded Christmas tree and a forgotten … Continue reading
Posted in Alienation, Culture Tagged Bush PhDs, cultural, powwow etiquette, wîsahkeâhk 17 Comments
Building relationships requires education.
When it comes to the many challenges that aboriginal peoples face here in Canada, I find I have to strike a balance between identifying those problems and trying to come up with solutions for them. Spending too much time on … Continue reading
We’re more than just poverty.
Today was a bit of a low day for me, emotionally. Try as I might, I can’t seem to escape the negativity being spewed from so many mouths, streaming from the tips of so many furiously typing fingers. No, I’m … Continue reading
What is Chief Spence hiding? Not your logical fallacy.
This is the question of the day (week/month), isn’t it? Cue the accusations of fraud, of theft, of corruption. All made without a shred of evidence to support them. Made as though such statements are self-evident. Self-evidentiary. Obviously true. The … Continue reading
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
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
Let’s all do the Limbo!
Without Prejudice agreements Some legal jargon seems to go viral. “Without Prejudice” is definitely one of those viral terms. You will see it slapped up there across emails, documents, agreements…like some sort of ‘keep-the-court-at-bay’ incantation that people mumble without even … Continue reading