Entries by Chelsea Vowel from 11/2012

The Dirty Secret of Dirty Water in First Nations

| Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Health Canada reports that as of September 30, 2012, there were 116 First Nations communities across Canada under a Drinking Water Advisory. Neskantaga First Nation has been on a boil water advisory since 1995. If you are asking yourself how this is even possible in a country like Canada, the Auditor General highlighted the main problem areas in 2005.

Can You Wear Native Fashion Without Being Offensive?

| Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Style

A lot of attention has been drawn to the native fashion trend in the past year or so. From violations of the Navajo trademark, to No Doubt and Victoria's Secret experiencing a long-overdue backlash, a lot of people are asking is, "If we love native fashion, where can we get it without engaging in cultural appropriation?"