After Johnathan Kay and Jean Chretien’s rather ignorant and demeaning comments about First Nations people needing to move from their communities in order to solve the youth suicide issue I thought I needed to respond.
On May 1, 2016, Nelson Keitlah passed into the world of the ancestors at the age of 83. Nelson was a member of the Ahousaht First Nation, whose territory includes Flores island off Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where the Ahousaht now live.
Trudeau-mania seems to be happening all over again. Everywhere I turn there is pictures of Trudeau without his shirt showing off his tattoo, dancing in the street, and pictures of First Nations people with Trudeau at various events. Everyone is filled with euphoria and hope for a better P
There are some events in your life that remain emblazoned in your memory. An event is so horrific or so unreal that you wonder how it could have actually happened. For many people around the world, watching tanks roll into Oka, Quebec to fight the Kanehsatake Mohawks and their supporters over t
Like most holidays, aboriginal people should not be celebrated and respected for only one day of the year. This should be year round behavior to acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal people. National Aboriginal day is currently used to spotlight the culture of First Nations, Metis and Inu
The report of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) came out on June 2, 2015 with 94 Calls to Action. It is a comprehensive body of work containing 388 pages that documents the Truth of what really happened in Indian Residential Schools.