First Nations people have been celebrating who we are and our culture since time immemorial. When the Federal government banned the potlatch and ceremonies from 1884-1951, our culture had to go underground but was still practiced when possible.
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