Aanii! Boozhoo! Since starting my new job at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto I've become familiar with common Ojibwe greetings used among the staff, children, and parents. I smile whenever I hear them and am fascinated when I see Ojibwae-English signs and labels throughout the centre. For those readers who may not know,… Continue reading ALLY 101: Language
I had a huge grin on my face when I drove to Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFCHS) four days ago. My hands and feet felt tingly and my breathing was rapid. When I pulled up into the parking lot I got out of my rental car and stood still for a few seconds. "Sigh. Wow.… Continue reading Four Days Ago
Imagine... Your mother had just given birth to you. The intense labour pains she experienced seconds ago suddenly disappear - your grandmother places you into her arms for the very first time. Smiling from ear to ear your mother rocks you gently and strokes your smooth cheeks with her warm finger. Your father, knelt down on… Continue reading A Silenced National Crisis
Tears slowly streamed down my face after watching the documentary film 3rd World Canada...