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Are we punishing people for being poor?

The way our federal and provincial justice system is faulty. We are imprisoning people for unpaid fines, which is incredibly unfair as most of the time these are people who can't make the payment. In other words, we are punishing people for being poor. The policy has also meant the disproportionate imprisonment of Aboriginal people... Continue Reading →

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What it means to be Métis in Canada

What it means to be Métis in Canada. Our Culture Sweet grass is one of the four plants considered as sacred to First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It is known for its sweet scent, which intensifies when it rains or burns. It is found across North America and Northern Europe below the Arctic Circle. When... Continue Reading →

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 Peoples. 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. First Nation 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... Continue Reading →

Ancestry and Culture

This website is s great resources to learn the Mi'kmaw language and pronunciation. I am Métis with Mi'kmaw ancestry. I lost my grandfather to lung cancer a few years ago. He was my main source of cultural teaching. I like to visits these site to grow my vocabulary. I also use it to teach my child... Continue Reading →

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