Eskimatimu’sipnek nike’ mnja’sin (You were only waiting for this moment to arise).
"I've heard it described as a program that strives to give back what residential schools took away."
If little is done to respect the rights, titles, laws, and customs of First Nations in Canada, the government's promises will continue to ring hollow.
The genesis of much of the poor nutrition in our communities begins with the history of residential schools.
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick says we should think about language if we want to be an ally.
It was such a wonderful feeling to see him get his first kill. Geeshig was shining so bright, and for me, as a father, it was such a proud moment. I am satisfied knowing this hunt will stay with him for the rest of his life. He will always look back on it and be thankful for his dad.
Elders selected the cottonwood for the first tree-cutting ceremony on the First Nation's land in more than a generation. The tree was chosen months earlier, when the elders decided they wanted to renew the community's tradition of building handcrafted canoes.
If the government can take my family's cards and deny us our heritage because they do not like the cost, then they can take anyone's card, deny anyone's heritage and human rights, whenever they deem the commitment to be more than they had initially bargained for.
More and more I hear Canadians making mean and disparaging comments about those who disagree or have different points of view. I also hear racist remarks, which is terribly distressing. It's not who we are as a nation. Some of the things said after the shooting at the Mosque in Quebec made me feel like I was at a Trump rally. And I'm not ashamed, or afraid, to say I don't like it.
"If we do this, and do it right, other cities across Canada, and maybe the world, can take this model on."