Posts from March 2014

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Ottawa to cut healing program for residential school survivors: Sinclair

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EDMONTON — Justice Murray Sinclair,  heading the commission into the trauma caused by Indian residential schools says Ottawa plans to cut a program that helps survivors of the system to heal.  This program is for people who have told their stories of abuse at Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings across the country.  Sinclair says the […]

Taseko Gold Mines company is challenging Fish Lake decision again

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Breaking news … B.C.-based Taseko Mines Ltd. is applying for another judicial review of the federal government’s rejection of its proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine near Williams Lake.  Taseko Gold Mines company is challenging the  federal government’s decision which significantly impacts the Tsilhqot’in First Nation living in Fish Lake area, for the third […]

Project Heart-Honouring Residential School Survivors – a film by Ed Carswell

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Project Heart is the story of how an extraordinary school event in Courtenay, B.C honours Residential School Survivors on Vancouver Island. Verna Flanders shares her experiences as a survivor of St. Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay, B.C.   To see Ed Carswell’s remarkable film about Project Heart click on the link below: vimeo.com/86519479  

Our apology hasn’t been empty

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By Marites N. Sison on March, 25 2014 By Marites N. Sison Published  in the  Anglican Journal  on March, 25 2014.  Reprinted with permission. Over time, in so many different places and at different times, Anglican Healing Fund co-ordinator Esther Wesley kept hearing people refer to “apologies, empty apologies” whenever they talked about issues related to the […]

Reconciliation Walkers Surprise Residential School Survivors

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‘A lot of these older people we’re losing, a lot of them didn’t like the white man because of that [residential schools], but now, I know a lot of white people understand…no matter how bad we were treated, we are able to forgive.’– Theresa Sapp, residential school survivor See http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/reconciliation-walkers-surprise-residential-school-survivors-1.2578524 Eight years ago, the Young Chipeewayan First […]

Mar 7, 2014: Conservatives reject inquiry for murdered, missing aboriginal women

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http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/03/07/conservatives_reject_inqui… Conservatives reject inquiry for murdered, missing aboriginal women By: Alex Boutilier Ottawa Bureau Published in The Star on Fri Mar 07 2014 OTTAWA—The federal Conservatives rejected appeals for a national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women Friday, drawing the ire of aboriginal groups and opposition critics. A parliamentary report tabled Friday afternoon made […]

Aboriginal Storytelling in the Modern Age

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What happens when you take an oral tradition and use literature, blogs, tweets or video to tell the story instead? Two great Canadian storytellers share their points of view.  Join Joseph Boyden and Waubgeshig Rice for an exciting conversation about the tradition of indigenous storytelling. Joseph Boyden is  an Anishinaabe author who wrote “Three Day […]

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden: winner of Canada Reads 2014

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The theme of this years’ Canada Reads 2014 series on the CBC was “one novel to change our nation” (a tall order!).   “The Orenda” was a controversial book during the debate, but all panelists agreed that it could open conversations about racism in our country.   ” After four days of fierce debating, Wab […]

Four in 10 First Nations aged 25 to 64 have post-secondary qualification

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Aboriginal Canadians embrace Higher Education: Statistics Canada “More than four in 10 First Nations people aged 25 to 64 had some sort of post-secondary qualification”, Statistics Canada reported in June 2013. “Of those roughly 174,360 people, 13.2 per cent had a trades certificate; 19.4 per cent a college diploma; 3.6 per cent a university certificate […]