Throne Speech Pledges “Steps to Endorse” UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

Well, that was certainly unexpected.. In her much anticipated Speech from the Throne, Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean stated the following: “We are a country with an Aboriginal heritage. A growing number of states have given qualified recognition to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Our Government will take steps to […]

No, Canada.

Ever have one of those nights where you can’t believe what you just saw and you’re steamed about it, but you know saying so won’t make a nickel’s worth of difference because apparently it IS true – ignorance IS bliss? I’m talking about the bizarre distortions of the real world that keep popping up.  Some […]

USA Set to Drop Nuclear Obama on Indian Lands?

When Obama made his run for the White House, he did it with the support of a number of Native Americans. And once in office, he promised that “You will not be forgotten as long as I’m in this White House.” But recent initiatives on the energy front in the US make me wonder if […]

But you can be 100% idiotic

Russian ice dance pair Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin continue to irk Aboriginal peoples in Australia, this time at the Olympics, with their controversial outfits and music. The dynamic duo debuted their “indigenous-themed dance at last year’s European Championships where it … soon sparked outrage” for its minstrel-like appearance and casual use of didgeridoo music. […]

Who’s Who at the Olympics

God knows, there are plenty of reasons to take issue with the Vancouver Games, some of them alluded to here. What’s got me in a squirmy place goes back to the opening ceremonies.  Particularly the part featuring the aboriginal dancers. Now, I love the dancers.  And I’m mesmerized by the drum.  But when I saw […]