POLL: Is it fair to reserve some government jobs just for Aboriginal people and visible minorities?

Canada’s employment equity policies (known as “affirmative action” in the U.S.) could be headed for a major overhaul after an Ontario woman was blocked from applying for a job with the federal government because she’s white. Sara Landriault was filling out an application for a job as an administrative assistant with Canada’s Department of Citizenship […]

“Kill Indians”: Grappling with Graffiti in Thunder Bay

Some mighty disturbing sentiments greeted visitors to the downtown of Thunder Bay, Ontario this week, including this offensive phrase: The “Kill Indians” scrawl seen above was just one of many derogatory if not outright hateful messages spray-painted throughout high traffic areas in TB. According to the tbnewswatch.com, Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy says it’s […]

The Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco

Behold… Same film, different trailer, much funnier… I’d seen the trailers online for a while now and always wondered what it was about. It turns out that the short film (which sadly I cannot find online in its entirety) is the product of Creative Spirit, a Native American film project based in California. Based on […]

Digital Tools for Learning & Preserving Indigenous Languages

Aniin!  Interested in learning an Indigenous language?  Here are two digital tools that might make it easier: The folks over at the Miyo Wahkohtiwin Community Education Authority have taken their Online Cree Dictionary and turned it into an iPhone/iPad app, free of charge. Not i-based but still just as cool is Isadore Toulouse’s dimdim-based Anishinabemowen (Ojibway) virtual […]