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 […]

A half-century of the Aboriginal vote

Aboriginal Canadians have been allowed to vote in federal elections for 50 years now. But who’s voting? It was the fall of 1993 and the Canadian federal election campaign was heating up. I was in Grade 10, and one of my history assignments was to poll people in my community about the parties they were […]