Category Archives: James Bay Cree

Guest Blog: Don’t give up on Attawapiskat!

The following article is my first ‘guest blog post’, by David Schulze, a partner in the law firm of Dionne Schulze in Montréal, which specializes in representing Aboriginal communities and individuals.  I think it is important to remember that the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Language and power

I talk about language a lot, so it is not strange that on various occasions people have brought up the issue of language as power. This has happened enough times that I’ve given it a fair amount of thought, without … Continue reading

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Tân’si.  I think a good start for a first post is that word, “tân’si”. I use it when I answer my phone, when I prepare to introduce myself, when I write an email. It’s full of layers, that word. First … Continue reading

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