Cradles in prison cells: Mothers behind bars
Amid the constant crackle of radios and chatter of inmates, surprising sounds linger in the prison halls.
A baby’s coo. A mother’s gentle soothing. The creak of a rocking chair, rhymes recited from a children’s book, scratches of a crayon.
Behind the barbed wire fence at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, 50 kilometers east of Vanc...
May 6th, 2017
CA, Canada's Indigenous Peoples, Child Rights, English, CA, Global Voices, Local Issues, Mental Health, Parenting, Reconciliation, Values and Ethics, Women's Rights
A room of his own: The legacy of Chanie Wenjack
If there’s one thing you don’t expect to find in the middle of a garden show, it’s a railroad track.
Amidst the shrubbery and tool displays at this year’s Canada Blooms event, a landscaped pathway will tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, the 12-year-old Anishinaabe boy who died fleeing his residential school in 1966. Chanie walked for days...
March 18th, 2017
A Resolution for All Canadians
Canada’s poet laureate Gord Downie inspired us to think about reconciliation and resolutions. And it’s the Indigenous leaders we’ve spoken to who have given us the tools and advice we need to advance this important project.
As we enter 2017 and our country’s 150th year, sharing stories and rewriting the narrative surrounding Indigenous p...
January 7th, 2017
Action Planning, CA, Canada's FNMI, Canada's Indigenous Peoples, Education, Elementary, English, CA, Global Voices, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, Inspirational Figures, Local Issues, Reconciliation, Social Justice, Values and Ethics
How the world can do better in 2017
“Have you tried switching 2016 off and back on again?” says an IT guy in a meme sweeping Facebook. Also making rounds online is a 2016 dumpster fire ornament. Festive and topical.
As 2016 draws to a close, social media is alight with jokes and posts lamenting a year that will not go down in history as one of humanity’s finest. Civil war ke...
December 17th, 2016
Canada's FNMI, Canada's Indigenous Peoples, Critical Thinking, Economy, Education, English, CA, Environment, Global Issues, Global Issues, Global Voices, Health, Local Issues, Politics, Reconciliation, Socially Conscious Living
A path to reconciliation through the kitchen
Chef David Wolfman remembers sitting at the kitchen table as a boy, gathering with his family over plates of wind-dried salmon and bannock.
A member of the Xaxli’p First Nation in British Columbia, Wolfman’s mother left the reserve for Toronto, settling in Regent Park. Indigenous food in the city was scarce, but she fed him stories about wil...
December 3rd, 2016