My father was sitting quietly in a hammock eating corn on the cob, he had just finished the first harvest. He was lean and tall. Behind him, my nieces and nephews were busy chewing their …Read More →
Posts in the Category: Voices Rising
Nationhood is a difficult concept to apply to Indigenous peoples. From an Anishinaabe perspective there are a diversity of opinions on the scope of nationhood, both historically and in the present. This is partly due …Read More →
Since the 1990 Kanehsatà:ke Siege or the 1990 “Oka Crisis”, the term “warrior” has been bantered around liberally to refer to those who protest, protectors of the land, those who speak out publicly against oppressive …Read More →
Loretta Saunders, an Inuit student studying missing and murdered women was found dead one month ago. Before her body was found in a ditch, when I heard she was missing I knew. You don’t …Read More →
Over the past two weeks, we have been running a series of posts confronting the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls, to declare: #ItEndsHere. …Read More →
Supporting the Resurgence of Community-Based Responses to ViolenceRead More →
Lately, I’ve been worrying about my students. Not about their skills (which are impressive), nor their dedication (which is boundless), nor their generosity (which is expansive). I’m not worried about whether they can make it …Read More →
We live in a time of crisis. Confronted by incessant demands and urgent calls to action from all sides, we need only fire up our social media channel of choice to be met with the …
“I think you’re holding back. Tell them they’re wrong and tell them why they’re wrong,” he said to me.
“Just like that?!” I asked. My voice exposing discomfort with his suggestion.
“Yeah,” he replied nonchalantly.
“I can’t do …Read More →
The history of violence against Indigenous people is woven into the colonization of our Indigenous territories. Our bones and blood make up the fabric of “Canada”.
Through the process of âsotamâtowin, (Sacred Agreement/Treaty) and through the …Read More →