Canada Indigenous

You'd Care If The English Or French Language Disappeared

Khelsilem Rivers | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Khelsilem Rivers

According to a 2010 report, my heritage language is the third most endangered indigenous language in British Columbia. It is the language of this land that Vancouver currently resides on -- and today it has less than six fluent speakers alive in the world.

Down Under and Back Again, Please

Kinnie Starr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Music
Kinnie Starr

I recently had the good fortune of travelling to Australia to perform at the Woodford Folk Festival, near Brisbane. My flight left Vancouver on December 22, 2013 and arrived in Australia December 24, the day before Christmas.

What I Would Change About the Indigenous Plight in Canada

Jenn Grant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Jenn Grant

2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gifDo you know how many beautiful indigenous children there are, right now, living under the poverty line in Canada? Half of all status First Nations children are living in poverty and that number goes up to more than 60% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. For Métis, non-status and Inuit children the number living in poverty is still shockingly high at 27%.

Canada's Great Immigration Flop

Tim Querengesser | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Tim Querengesser

Assimilation of indigenous peoples in Canada been attempted spiritually (missionaries), culturally (the banning of ceremonies through the Indian Act), politically (the imposing of the band and council system), and economically (far too many examples to list). None have been successes. All, in the language of today, are a fail.

Hey You in the Headdress, Know What it Means?

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

It is okay to find our stuff beautiful, because it is. It is okay to admire our culture. However I then think it is reasonable to ask that if you admire a culture, you should learn more about it. Especially when the details are so much more fascinating than say, outdated stereotypes.

Proud to Be a Member of Parliament

Romeo Saganash | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada
Romeo Saganash

Given the cynicism about politics today, some people ask me why I would want to be a MP at all. You see, I wasn't anxiously waiting for a chance to get involved in federal politics. But along with other candidates, staff, volunteers and, as it turned out, a whole lot of Canadians, we agreed to begin a journey together.

Ethical Oil? Climate Change Is Unethical and Prejudice Is Too

Cameron Fenton | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada
Cameron Fenton

In an environment of obscured facts, prejudice, and generalization, the "Ethical Oil" campaign can work because it speaks to values like democracy, good jobs, pride, the rights of women and other things we hold dear.