Last week I wrote about cultural appropriation. I hope you were able to notice and discover some of the ways we do that with Indigenous cultures. This week is about knowledge, exposure and awareness. Most of the items on the 150 ways list are about information and learning. They include … [Continue reading] More than what you know – Reconciliation Part 4
Last Friday morning, my world felt different. I had watched Desmond Cole’s documentary The Skin We’re In on CBC the night before (if you missed it, you can watch it here). The Skin We're In - a brief overview The Skin We’re In was insightful, personal and thought-provoking. I appreciated … [Continue reading] Anti-Black Racism in Canada
Today on CBC’s Metro Morning I heard the fourth segment of the series The Nirmalendran Brothers. It's the only one I have heard, and the podcast isn’t up yet - but check back to listen at http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/). The focus today was on Christopher Husbands who has been found guilty of two … [Continue reading] Pondering the CBC series: The Nirmalendran Brothers
Yesterday morning I was listening to The Current on CBC radio. The topic Anna Maria Tremonti and her guests were discussing was whether or not the Canadian Government's treatment of our First Nations people should be considered genocide.In addition to annihilation, genocide can also be about … [Continue reading] The Danger of Terminology
A couple of weeks ago I received an email suggesting that CBC had opened the debate about keeping "God" in the Canadian National Anthem, and most of those polled were in favour. My reaction: "Really?!" (But a weary one.) Whether or not this is actually true (and I wasn't able to find it when I … [Continue reading] Oh God!