Posts from December 2014

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Aboriginal carving pavilion nears completion

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Facility should be part of broader inclusion strategy says board member Wawmeesh G. Hamilton / Vancouver Courier December 30, 2014 11:32 AM – See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/news/aboriginal-carving-pavilion-nears-completion-1.1699838#sthash.bac1bjgL.brkXHSx8.dpuf

Aboriginal question the most important moral issue in Canada

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A spiritual and psychological disorientation prevails among many aboriginal people in Canada. For the future of the country, that needs to change. This thought-provoking commentary by Irvin Studin of the The Star is worth reading in full: Irvin Studin Commentary Published in The Start on Sat Dec 27 2014 – TheStar.Com Clearly, part of this […]

11 Essential Native American Films You Can Watch Online Right Now

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For Indian Country Today Media Network’s list of 11 essential Native American Films you can watch online right now click here: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/28/11-essential-native-american-films-you-can-watch-online-right-now-158052?page=0%2C0 We’d love to hear from you.   Please send us any suggestions for movies and books you might like to share.  Contact Aboriginal Neighbours here.    

JEANETTE ARMSTRONG ON “RECONCILIATION”

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The Globe and Mail is doing a series of interviews of Canadians with a variety of experiences to discuss the major challenges our country is facing and how best to address them. Jeanette Armstrong, Canada research chair in Okanagan indigenous knowledge and philosophy at the U of British Columbia offers her thoughts on ‘taking our […]

State of emergency continues on flooded Port Alberni reserve

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to people of Tseshaht First Nation affected by flooding due to heavy rains.  18 homes are under evacuation order and 22 homes are flooded. “Some homes have suffered significant damage and until they are habitable they will remain under evacuation order,” Tseshaht First Nation chief councillor Hugh Braker said.  […]

REVISITING THE LANGUAGE WE USE

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REVISITING THE LANGUAGE WE USE Jodi Bruhn draws attention to our need to talk “but when we talk, will our words foster understanding? Or will they only reinforce the barricades? The language we use to describe our relationship is polarized, vague, sometimes brutally abstract.  Take any word of significance to the Aboriginal/settler relationship. Start a […]

JUSTICE FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN – THE HEART OF RECONCILIATION

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JUSTICE FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN – THE HEART OF RECONCILIATION Montreal Gazette – Opinion Dec.8, 2014 Terry LeBlanc, Mi’kmaq/Acadian, is executive director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. The piece was co-authored with Gayadowehs Lu Ann Hill-MacDonald, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations; the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald,  National Indigenous Anglican Bishop; and Michelle Nieviadomy, Assistant Director, Edmonton Native Healing Centre. The authors are members of […]

Saskatchewan’s Perry Bellegarde wins election for new AFN national chief

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APTN National News 10 Dec, 2014 WINNIPEG – Saskatchewan’s Perry Bellegarde is the new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Bellegarde took 63 per cent of the 464 first-ballot votes cast in Winnipeg Wednesday. To read more:  http://aptn.ca/news/2014/12/10/saskatchewans-perry-bellegarde-wins-election-new-afn-chief/

DEC. 10 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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DEC. 10 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY On this day, why not review the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf In a gathering, each person could read one of the articles. You can order a handy poster of UNDRIP from KAIROS. http://www.kairoscanada.org/shop/