The movement’s paid scant attention to the part provinces have played in perpetuating the challenges faced by Indigenous communities. That must change.
I had planned to write my first post here about something light-hearted (I’m working on pieces about yoga and an awesome art project). Much of my time is spent thinking about violence in our communities, so I wanted to take on some more positive issues, reminding us of our strengths and possibilities as Indigenous people. […]
About six months ago, the Globe and Mail‘s Christie Blatchford filed a series of courthouse dispatches from Hamilton, ON regarding the case of a Caledonia, ON family and their $7 million lawsuit against the Ontario government for failing to protect them from “the natives” (of Six Nations) as a result of the Caledonia land conflict. […]
Remember when I said that, beginning Sept. 1, the province of Ontario was going to be honouring point-of-sale tax exemptions for its (8%) portion of the 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)? Well, it seems some retailers didn’t get the message. While shopping today, I flashed my trusty Secure Certificate of Indian Status at both Walmart […]
Are you a Status Indian living in Ontario? Have you bought anything there in the past two months off-reserve and paid sales tax? If ‘yes’ on both fronts, beginning Sept. 1, you can submit your claim for a refund of the Ontario portion (8%) of the province’s new 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). To claim it, […]