Addendum: Canada’s Whitewashing…

There are a few things that have come up in response to my previous post about indigenous issues, and rather than do massive edits of my original post, I’m just going to add this lil addendum. Number 1: I feel like she must’ve strained a few muscles reaching so far. I mean, it’s not even a good spin attempt. Plus, she followed the Trump Rule … Continue reading Addendum: Canada’s Whitewashing…

Canada’s Whitewashing of Indigenous History & Refusal to Understand Current Issues

Leaving huge pieces of history unspoken does nobody any justice in the end, and more often than not, ignorance is not bliss. When I was growing up, our curriculum wasn’t at all geared toward aboriginal study in school. Native people were either non-existent or placed in roles supporting the more important white people we were learning about. I recall briefly learning about the homes that … Continue reading Canada’s Whitewashing of Indigenous History & Refusal to Understand Current Issues

LNG and Pipelines and Bands, Oh My!

In northeastern British Columbia, right near the Alberta border, is a place called Dawson Creek that I know nothing about, except that my brother (who, unfortunately for him I suppose, lived there a number of years) insists that it’s a boring shit-hole. To the west about an hour’s drive is Chetwynd, a town that I know nothing about at all. On the map, smack in … Continue reading LNG and Pipelines and Bands, Oh My!

Be a Voter, BE A VOTER.

Ohhh Canada. Canada-ians. OH CANADIANS. Federal election day is looming, October 21, 2019. If today is the 10th, then that’s… *counts on fingers* …only eleven days away. Be an informed voter. Give a shit. About what’s going on in our country, what’s going to effect all of us, who we are choosing to lead us for the next 4 years. What direction do you want … Continue reading Be a Voter, BE A VOTER.

Lookin’ Good for 152 Years Old, Happy Birthday Canada!

Tomorrow is Canada Day, 2019. Most people understand the American’s Independence Day, 4th of July holiday. Less understand Canada Day. I find myself often saying, “It’s Canada’s July 4th, except it’s July 1…” which is mostly true. Americans celebrate their declaration of independence from Britain, while Canadians celebrate the joining together of several colonies to form a new country – Canada. On June 20, 1868, … Continue reading Lookin’ Good for 152 Years Old, Happy Birthday Canada!