Thanksgiving isn’t what you think it is

Thanksgiving isn't what you think it is — so why does the country keep forgetting? This text doesn't come from a place of anger or to place blame on anyone. It comes from a place of knowledge, understanding and a refusal to be erased from history. We shouldn't be afraid to talk about the real history... Continue Reading →

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Pocahontas wasn’t a Disney Princess

Pocahontas (1595 - 1617) - She was made famous by the Disney movie about her interactions with the early American settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. Her marriage, in 1614, to settler John Rolfe was the first interracial marriage in American history. First of all, Pocahontas was a nickname which meant “playful one” or “ill-behaved child”. Her... Continue Reading →

Who was Crazy Horse?

Crazy Horse (1840 - 1877) - He was a great Sioux warrior and a leader in the Great Sioux War of 1876. Crazy Horse's participation in several famous battles of the American Indian Wars on the northern Great Plains earned him great respect from both his enemies and his own people. Crazy Horse ranks among... Continue Reading →

Indigenous Peoples

August 9th is International Day for the World's Indigenous People. I am Métis. This means that I am mixed race. Did you know that the Métis flag dates as far back as 1815? It is among the oldest flags originating in Canada. Its unique infinity symbol represents both the Métis culture’s permanency and the union... Continue Reading →

First Nation People

Racism is real and alive in North America. Indigenous people (Native Americans, Métis and Inuits) are by far the least supported ethnic group in North America, we are are North American. Everyone living here should understand that America has what it has because it stole land from indigenous people. Everyone else is on their turf,... Continue Reading →

Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel is a passionate Métis leader. He was a mix of Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, French Canadian, Scottish and English descent. I am Métis, a mix of Abenaki, Huron, Mi'kmaq, Irish, French and English descent. He dreamt of a civilised world that embraces all cultures. Many of us are still hoping and fighting for the... Continue Reading →

Review: Frontier

Frontier is a fictionalized story, but most of the big lines of history are being respected. I have never been a fan of the Baie Company and was shocked when they decided to rebrand back to the Baie D'hudson Company after all the horrors and corruption they had done (smallpox infested blankets, asking that fur... Continue Reading →

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