The Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recently issued its first-ever report on The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, all 370 million of them. Written by seven independent experts — all of them indigenous, according to GlobalPost — chapter topics include self-determination, cultural diversity, health, education, and the environment.
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 […]
For a while now, I have wondered why Canada’s national unemployment figures do not include people living on reserves. This week, I decided to find out why, and I’d like to know what other people think of the reasons given for the exclusion.
Now, if you’re like me, you occasionally find yourself needing to refer to every First Nations person’s favorite piece of legislation, the Indian Act. For many, it can be a bit of a slog to locate the Act in its most user-friendly form. So, to help make that task a little bit easier, we tracked […]