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Who wants to be caught criticizing another fellow native artist publicly? It's practically forbidden; better we keep to criticizing the millions of non-natives appropriating our work than to engage in the equally taxing effort of questioning ourselves. The vacant work of some native art is so lacking I've felt ashamed for staying quiet.
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What about the wonderful women who are discouraged by hatred, by naysaying, by the abusive and unkind people who stand in their way, or by the institutions? They are exceptional, valued, underestimated and maybe "too much" in the best way. I believe they should be told.
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He was considered one of Canada's preeminent poets, a writer whose verses sang of Canada's natural beauty, whose poems painted pictures of Canadian wilderness that brought pride to a nation. He was also a heartless civil servant, the first superintendent of Canadian residential schools and a deputy minister of Indian Affairs in the early part of the 20th century whose policies targeting First Nations, many believe, meet today's definition of the UN genocide convention. And yet this very same man who had such contempt toward aboriginals became a revered writer and poet.
The link is undeniable, sources say.
"I did not want my daughter to grow up seeing our culture and sacred regalia mocked."
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"In the spirit of Halloween, please keep this in mind."
The court aims to restore harmony, rather than just punish.
As the Duke and Duchess toured B.C. and the Yukon over the past week, they heard impassioned speeches and saw protest T-shirts.
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A local student found the comments and complained to police, the mayor.
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Indigenous MPs and senators played a central role in securing passage of the new law.
“If you want to learn something, first you must learn this.”
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"Come on people do something make noises and share."
The process for determining who is aboriginal in Canada is complicated.
"We demand respect and deserve respect.''