Brad Gallant
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Hi, my name is Brad Gallant. I have 14 and 15 year old girl goalies and a 19 year old son. They love to play hockey. We recently were granted First Nation status when the Qalipu Mi’kmaq Band was formed and we are proud to be included in the First Nations community. I went to university to become a teacher but after teaching in Japan for 3 years, I completed my MBA at the University of Notre Dame. Right now I produce an educational video series on energy efficiency.

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Going Green Shouldn't Be A Political 'Get Out Of Jail Free' Card

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 10:16 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being forced to weaken its commitment to climate change. It may seem problematic, but bring it on. The climate change debate in the energy sector is a distraction pursued by people who profit from energy inefficiency to detract from their product shortcomings.

De-emphasis on...

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My Family's Mi'kmaq Heritage Isn't A Liability To Be Reduced

(13) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 10:35 AM

It seems caribou are becoming an endangered species in all regions of Canada except Western Newfoundland. I am speaking both of the woodland animal and the members of the newly founded Qalipu Mi'kmaq band.

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The recent decisions sent out by Ronald Penney, Chair...

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Racist Mascots Remind Indigenous People We Aren't Seen As Equal

(37) Comments | Posted September 12, 2016 | 2:40 PM

Native mascots mock Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Tonight's TSN Monday Night Football will again feature Washington's team and use its nickname, a known racial slur, universally across all its platforms.

Canadian companies will line up to affiliate with the broadcast and organization while ignoring Indigenous protests...

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Player's Homophobic Slur Isn't The Only Blackhawks Offence

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:50 AM

The NHL patted itself on the back for suspending Andrew Shaw on April 20th, 2016. They drew a firm line in the sand that slurs are not to be used during an NHL game. Bravo hypocrites.

Colin Campbell, the supposed hero of the story, deemed that the player wearing...

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Human Rights Are Not Conditional For Indigenous Canadians

(31) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 2:43 PM

Human Rights are supposed to be absolute in Canada. Unless you're Indigenous.

It is why I have become involved in the native mascot issue. It seems that common courtesy and the dignity guaranteed by the Human Rights Act of Canada and Code of Ontario does not extend to Canada's...

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Native Mascots Perpetuate Racism Against Indigenous People

(215) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 2:50 PM

Native mascots perpetuate a culture of racism against First Nation's people that results in tragedies like MMIW and residential schools. These horrors are real and in our immediate past and present. If we want to these abuses to stop then we have to change the way people are educated about...

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