First in 4-part Aboriginal Graphic Novel Series to Hit Shelves: “Stone”

Stone, the first in a four-part series of graphic novels called 7 Generations, is set to be released Apr. 15. The series follows Edwin, a present-day Aboriginal teenager, on his journey to understand and reconcile with his family’s history. The striking colour cover accompanies black-and-white illustrations inside. 7 Generations will span the history of “the […]

Residential School Money: Has It Helped Survivors Heal?

The Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) has just released The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement’s Common Experience Payment and Healing: A Qualitative Study Exploring Impacts on Recipients. (PDF of study available here.) The Common Experience Payment (CEP) is a component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and is intended to monetarily recognize and compensate the […]

Language Goes to Camp

It’s with great interest that I came across the release of Culture Camps for Language Learning: An Immersion Handbook, produced by the BC-based First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council. In my experience, culture camps like these present great opportunities for language learning. In July 2004, I participated in a week-long Cree immersion camp in Sturgeon Lake […]