Posts from November 2014

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First Nations contributions to WW I and WW II: Lest we forget

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6,000 First Nations soldiers who served alongside the Canadian Forces throughout the First and Second World Wars for the shared values of freedom and democratic rights for all. Equality on the battle field did not mean equality at home The policies of enfranchisement under the Indian Act meant that many returning soldiers had their identity as “Status Indians” […]

I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind: Thomas King

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I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind (2007) by Thomas King, professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph, is a six minute spoken word poem that challenges some of the stereotypical images of First Nations people in the media.