#OneWord2019

I have been considering what word would best encapsulate my goals for 2019 for quite some time now, and one evening during Christmas break, as I sat contentedly knitting a shawl from Norwegian yarn brought to me as a gift from a friend, I had an epiphany. My word was right in front of me…

Thoughts on Seven Fallen Feathers Part 2

Hurting from the Before Mental Health and wellness supports need improvement throughout the province overall. Stigma, lack of education, long waiting lists and "band aid" solutions - including lip service without the necessary backing - riddle positive progress. The situation in Indigenous communities as shown through this chapter are even more abysmal. Isolation may be…

Thoughts on Seven Fallen Feathers Part 1

Notes from a blind man. The community support and strength is inspiring. In contrast, the ignorance, cover-up, illogicality, and botched police work is reprehensible. Why Chanie Ran While I was aware that status rights were stripped from women who married white men and from those who moved off the reserve, I was astonished and angered…