Posts from December 2013

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How Our Tax Dollars Fund Litigation

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  Newly released figures show that for 2012-2013 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), spent more on legal fees than any other government department. Their tab was $106 million; next down the list was Revenue Canada at $66 million. You can read where so much money is going and why it is not necessary […]

Parliament Hill’s Indian Residential School Stained-Glass Window

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  A stained-glass window that reflects on the past and looks to the future has been installed in Parliament Hill’s Centre Block. The artwork created by Metis artist Christi Belcourt aims to tell the story of one of Canada’s darkest legacies: Indian residential schools. Belcourt spoke to APTN National News about the project: Stained Glass

Witness Blanket – Pieces of History

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The blanket is a universal symbol of protection. For many of us, it identifies who we are and where we’re from – we wear them in ceremony and give them as gifts. Blankets protect our young and comfort our elders. Inspired by a woven blanket, we are creating a large scale art installation, made out […]

The importance of listening

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The importance of listening By Katherine Palmer Gordon, FOCUS online, September 2013 BC Reconciliation Week, September 16 to 22, allows Canadians to bear witness to the devastating legacy of residential schools.   Archie Little, his stark words muffled by tears, his shoulders shaking from the memories, says, “The only reason I survived residential school is […]