Aboriginal? Prove it

Next time some low-life with a right-wing special interest group slams Aboriginal peoples and their right to exist in a newspaper or on radio or TV…. And that person claims to BE an Aboriginal person…. Demand proof. Yep! Call, email or write a letter to the publisher and the editor of that newspaper, or the […]

Discrimination sucks… unless I do it

There’s a story taking place at Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, across a bridge south of Montreal. It involves the band council and eviction notices to 24 “non-natives” last week. They’re all white. According to this CBC Radio interview, they “just wandered in” and stuck around: The band council says its nothing personal. It’s just that these […]

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 […]