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What a crazy few months its been for Aboriginal People! 

 

What a crazy few months its been for Aboriginal People! 

My Daughter Alana Sayers wrote this poem.  It really touched me when I read it and I asked her if I could put it on my blog for International Women's day:  

WHY ISN'T 600 ENOUGH FOR YOU?

International Women’s day is a day to honour women around this world.

Yesterday, I was preparing to go the Victoria, IdleNoMore Rally and March being put on by the Native Student Union of UVIC and the First Nations Student Assocation of Camosun College when these words came to me and I quickly typed them into my Iphone and wanted to share them here...

We are living in turbulent times and #IdleNoMore is a large part of that!

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser” - Socrates

 

 Dear PM Harper:

Today is the last day of 2012, a day to wrap up old business and so on January 1st, a new year can commence without the baggage of the last.


Submission to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs on Bill C-27-Financial Accountability
Prepared by Judith Sayers,
Visiting National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair, University of Victoria

The term for BC Regional Chief has ended and who will fill the next term is up for grabs in a three-way race between 3 highly competent indigenous women. The candidates are incumbent Jody Wilson-Raybould, Shana Manson and Margery McRae.

 Is he a genius?  Insane?  Over his head?  To be honest, I am really not sure.  On the one hand he has certainly appeared to secure a “soapbox

What is Shared Decision Making? (SDM) The term SDM based on any interpretation means decisions that are made through shared processes. It implies that both parties make the decision with equal power and no one has more authority than the other, just coming to a decision together.
Back to School caused a buzz in the capital from the Opposition parties that the next Omnibus Budget Bill would include a First Nations Education Act.
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