April 27, 2017

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FORGIVENESS

FORGIVENESS

My grandfather was a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  For those of you who might not know the KKK was a terrorist organization that tortured and murdered mostly African Americans but they weren’t fond of a lot of people including Native Americans, Jews and Latino/as. I come from a tradit...
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TIGER LILY WHITE

TIGER LILY WHITE

I don’t usually pay attention to Hollywood gossip, or most Hollywood movies. Today, however, a headline in a news feed caught my eye, “Warner Bros. Plans International and Multi-Racial Peter Pan”. It turns out, in the classic styling of Hollywood lack of imagination and creativity, Warner Brothers is ma...
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THE BIRTH OF THE TORONTO BIRTH CENTRE

THE BIRTH OF THE TORONTO BIRTH CENTRE

Today Indigenous midwives are re-constructing the central role they have played in their communities since time immemorial. With barely a pregnant pause between the announcement of provincial funding and the birth of the Toronto Birth Centre, Seventh Generation Midwives of Toronto (SGMT), an Indigenous...
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HONOURING INDIGENOUS WOMEN BOOKLAUNCH AND FUNDRAISER

HONOURING INDIGENOUS WOMEN BOOKLAUNCH AND FUNDRAISER

With the news of the birth, Spirit Wind called on the audience members to join in singing and drumming a traditional welcoming song for the newest and very blessed member of our community. There are times when the universe conspires a perfectly orchestrated synchronicity of events that no human could po...
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INDIGENIZING SCI FI – PART 3 OF 3

INDIGENIZING SCI FI – PART 3 OF 3

Part Three in a Three Part Series Jump to: Part 1 | Part 2 This is the third of three posts looking at diversifying Science Fiction and Fantasy cons. Part One of this blog outlined the issue. Part Two we explore suggestions for diversifying events. In Part Three we look at suggestions for panel titles b...
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INDIGENIZING SCI FI – PART 2 OF 3

INDIGENIZING SCI FI – PART 2 OF 3

Part Two in a Three Part Series. Jump to: Part 1 | Part 3 This is the second of three posts looking at diversifying Science Fiction and Fantasy (SCi Fi&F) conferences (cons). Part One of this blog outlined the issue. Part Three will contain concrete suggestions for panel titles. Here in Part Two we...
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