Wab Kinew

Honour the Apology: Fasting for My Father, a Residential School Survivor

Wab Kinew | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Wab Kinew

I was at my childhood home on the reserve when I heard the news -- my father and uncles were likely part of one of these "nutritional experiments," and one with clearly adverse side-effects at that. I felt as though a little piece of history reached out and punched me in the gut. Some friends and I have put out a call to Canadians to shed some of this negativity by uniting across cultural and religious lines. We are calling our gatherings (to be held today at noon) "Honour The Apology." To be clear, the Residential School era is not just "Native history." It is Canadian history. It is OUR history.

WATCH: Idle No More On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Idle No More was sparked by the Conservative government's Bill C-45 legislation that makes it easier to lease reserve land, but the movement includes ...