The second in an ongoing series of writings by a survivor of Canada’s residential school system.
Jane Glennon (Woodland Cree), B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., is a retired social worker, counsellor and teacher who currently lives in Prince Albert, SK. A member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, her published work includes “Traditional Parenting,” a chapter in the book, As We See… Aboriginal Pedagogy (University of Saskatchewan Extension Press, 1998). = = = […]
Funny how being on the receiving end of a massive land grab can alter one’s perspective on what rules should apply to outsiders scooping up your territory and/or the resources beneath it. Recent months have seen much discussion in favour of ‘privatizing’ First Nations lands. Communal or collective ownership, we are told, has been a […]
The 500 or so people living on the Mosquito (Grizzly Bear’s Head) reserve in central Saskatchewan are undergoing some introspective times. This past spring, the chief and a councillor from the band office were charged with fraud and breach of trust as part of a 5-year investigation into the (mis)management of their people’s Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) money. […]
Aboriginal cartoonists are a rarity, and female Aboriginal cartoonists are rarer still. So it is with much pleasure that I stumbled upon the still-young Canadian strip Moosehead Stew, by Alina Pete, “a Cree girl from Saskatchewan.” Here’s a mini–bio I cribbed from one of her strips: My Indian Status card says I’m from Little Pine […]
With all due respect to the criticisms leveled against those who have seemingly run the First Nations University of Canada into the ground, there are those who suggest the province is itself no stranger to such secrecy and opacity. Take this Mar. 26 letter to The StarPhoenix: A 2007 report to the McCall Review identified […]
In 1976, two major events happened. The first, my birth, went largely unnoticed — except of course by my parents and family. Now, thirty-four years later, I join with the other members of mediaINDIGENA in another “birth” of sorts — one that we hope won’t go unnoticed. Here’s to a fair and balanced conversation beginning among […]