Reconciliation

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What is Reconciliation?

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Walking the walk; talking the talk

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A woman’s decades-long quest for recognition as an Indian ended in victory Thursday, when Ontario’s top court ruled she should be granted status, something the federal government had steadfastly denied her because she didn’t know who her paternal grandfather was.

Source: Woman wins 32-year fight for Indian status; argued rules were discriminatory

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2017 Port Alberni Reconciliation Walk
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B.C. businessman becomes a champion of First Nations scholarship

Paul Waldie Special to The Globe and Mail

Barj Dhahan with daughters Jordana Dhahan and niece Arpen Thandi, at UBC First Nations House of Learning. (Chung Chow)

 

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Do they really want to just put the “reconcile” into reconciliations: to have us just accept the status quo?

” How do we reconcile a genocidal past and present that is not acknowledged as the root cause of the problem? When you start to look at it this way, it begins to become contradictory. The solution is self-determination and to implement the Peace and Friendship Treaties. We know what is best for us and our future generations. Indigenous nations and peoples also know what is best for our Mother Earth. “

Read more at indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

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Click for : First Nations Education Steering Committee

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“In the late 1800’s an American merchant ship, John Bright, crashed on the rocks of Friendly Cove. There were no survivors. The Chief of Hesquiaht Tribe, John Anietsachist buried the dead but word got back to Victoria that the Natives killed the survivors of the John Bright. Anietsachist and Katkinna faced an inquest conducted by the HMS Sparrowhawk and were ordered to be hanged. Anietsachist and Katkinna were taken to the gallows and hanged in front of their Hesquiaht Tribe.”

Now the Province is apologizing for that historical injustice:

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Residential Schools – and the TRC

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Wab Kinew – The 5 Things We Need to Stop Saying About Aboriginal People

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Read The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

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From moontimewarrior:

“Indigenizing the Academy” without Indigenous people: who can teach our stories?

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From Dr. Lynne Gehl:

The Heart Break of Algonquin Genocide

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From Bruce McIvor:

The Duty To Consult As An Ongoing Obligation

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The Age of Recognition: The Significance of the Tsilhqot’in Decision

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From Pegi Eyers:

Sacred Activism is Solidarity With First Nations

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 From top to bottom, the Canadian Establishment knew what was happening in Residential Schools – and silenced any dissenters

Canada ignored warnings about residential schools

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INDIAN IN THE LIVING ROOM by Ed Hanson

“I would like to introduce someone you have grown up with, refuse to acknowledge, who has made the life you now have possible.”