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THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING I

THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING I

Rebeka Tabobundung discusses feeding, nurturing, and motherhood. As a mother, feeding your child – providing life-sustaining nourishment, is one of the first teachings you share. As mothers that is our role; it’s why we have breasts, to feed and nurture our children. Faith Pegahmagabow, a traditional te...
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SALMON PADDLE

SALMON PADDLE

Marika Swan joins the Paddle for Wild Salmon. I come from the Tla-o-qui-aht nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Our territory is nestled between the mountains and the open ocean, a watershed in a lush temperate rainforest with a diverse community of life. The stories passed down to us explain...
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TEACHINGS FROM THE MUSKRAT

TEACHINGS FROM THE MUSKRAT

Painting by: Carl Ray (1943 – 1979) Professor Deborah McGregor challenges us to reconsider an unsung hero The Muskrat (Wa-zhushk) of the Anishinabe Re-Creation story is an easily relatable character.  Although there are perhaps as many variations of the story as there are storytellers sharing it, the Mu...
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ANCIENT TRADE ROUTE TO QUEEN STREET

ANCIENT TRADE ROUTE TO QUEEN STREET

“I have been exploring my identity for some time now. Trying to figure out who I am. Trying to figure out what it means to be an Aboriginal man living in Canadian society. I am trying to figure this all out so that I can explain it to my son.” —Keesic Douglas In May 2010, ...
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CREATION TO HEAL AND DECOLONIZE

CREATION TO HEAL AND DECOLONIZE

Writer and activist Zainab Amadahy discusses ARTIST as WARRIOR. “Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – an...
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FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH & PARENTING

FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH & PARENTING

Rebeka Tabobundung discusses her exploration of traditional birth and parenting knowledge. I had two experiences that I would describe as spiritual in the very early stages of my pregnancy in 2005. They occurred before I took a pregnancy test, about a week after conception. It was winter and I was about...
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TRC COMMISSIONER CHIEF WILTON LITTLECHILD

TRC COMMISSIONER CHIEF WILTON LITTLECHILD

Interview with lawyer and advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, TRC Commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild. At THE MEETING PLACE – truth and reconciliation gathering hosted by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre in June 2012, TRC Commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild brought to light the...
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TRUTH & RECONCILIATION IN TORONTO

TRUTH & RECONCILIATION IN TORONTO

Interview with Darlene Ritchie, President of Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre. Darlene Ritchie discusses the motivation to host the MEETING PLACE – truth and reconciliation gathering held May 30th – June 2nd 2012. Ritchie shares how Council Fire acted to move healing forward on their own term...
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THE 60s SCOOP

THE 60s SCOOP

Interview with J’net Cavanagh on Truth & Reconciliation. J’net Cavanagh shares how she and her siblings survived the “60’s scoop” and how the Truth & Reconciliation Commission must expand its mandate to include impacts of the still severely flawed child welfare system in Canada.
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RECONCILIATION IS A NOT A ONE-SIDED PROCESS

RECONCILIATION IS A NOT A ONE-SIDED PROCESS

“The Canadian Roots Exchange operates trips and hosts conferences across Canada for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth. Founded in 2009, the CRE provides an opportunity for youth to learn and discuss the experiences and perspectives of Indigenous peoples around the country.” -Canadian Roots...
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