March 30, 2017

NEW WORKS
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THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING II

THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING II

“…Kill the Indian in the child…I want to get rid of the Indian problem… Our objective is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed into the body politic and there is no Indian question…” — Duncan Campbell Scott, Deputy Superintendent General of...
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RECONCILIATION

RECONCILIATION

We are waking up to our history from a forced slumber. We are waking up to our history from a forced slumber We are breathing it into our lungs so it will be part of us again It will make us angry at first because we will see how much you stole from us and ...
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LETTER TO SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD

LETTER TO SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD

Poetry from the author of A Really Good Brown Girl. Dear John: I’m still here and halfbreed, after all these years you’re dead, funny thing, that railway you wanted so badly, there was talk a year ago of shutting it down and part of it was shut down, the dayliner at least, ‘from sea to ...
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DOG FIGHT

DOG FIGHT

Short story by critically acclaimed author, Lee Maracle. This happened on a Thursday. The dogs, all thirteen of them unclothed rattled along quarrelling on their way to Highway 409 Barrie bound, were stopped by a security guard riding his bicycle. He bellowed at the dogs, which stopped nipping, biting a...
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“A GENTLE HABIT”

“A GENTLE HABIT”

An excerpt from Cherie Dimaline’s new collection of short stories. all the small things that collect at the bottom of a day “if you have ever drawn up your last plan on an old shirt cardboard in an Eastside hotel room of winter with last week’s rent due and a dead radiator you’ll know...
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RED RUNNERS

RED RUNNERS

Visual Art by Tannis Nielsen I was invited to take part in a show curated by both Luke Parnell and Jason Jenkins. Each artist involved was given a pair of “Van” shoes to manipulate whichever way we were inclined. When I thought of the title “red runners” I thought of the things we have been ...
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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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