Category: Residential Schools

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Necan sisters on the road for justice once again

  By Fernando Arce and Tom Keefer THUNDER BAY – The Necan sisters are on the road once again, determined to find justice. If Darlene’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the grassroots Indigenous woman...

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Darlene Necan on Doug Keshen and her walk from Thunder Bay to Kenora

Beginning on Friday May 13th 2017 at 9am, Darlene Necan is beginning a protest walk from Thunderbay all the way to Kenora. When they arrive Darlene and other members of the Ojibway Nation of...

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Canada’s prisons are the ‘new residential schools’

A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada’s justice system is set against Indigenous people By Nancy Macdonald | Macleans | February 18, 2016 Canada’s crime rate just hit a 45-year low. It’s been dropping...

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150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians not invited to first party

By JIM COYLE | Toronto Star | Sat., April 1, 2017 When there’s trouble in a family, it’s usually on the ritual occasions — weddings, birthdays, funerals — that the rift is most visible, the screaming...

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“A Revolution in Indian Country” Patricia Monture speaks at 2005 Youth Think Tank

Professor Monture uses her own experience to talk about empowerment, “a revolution in Indian country”.   Thunder in her soul – Remembering Patricia A. Monture Tuesday, December 7, 2010 By Malinda S. Smith, Vice...

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Elder Vern Harper: the sharing circle

This is the second interview that Gary Wassaykeesic organized with Elder Vern Harper in Toronto. Elder Vern allowed the filming of the sharing circle to get across some important perspectives about how Indigenous people...

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Brian Marquis on the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association

Brian Marquis is a Mohawk from Tyendinaga. He has been growing cannabis for over 40 years, and in this interview he speaks about his involvement in the industry and his thoughts on the formation...

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Telling Our Stories: Elder Vern Harper speaks with Gary Wassaykeesic

Elder Vern Harper is a respected Indigenous elder who lives in Toronto. He was interviewed by Gary Wassaykeesic and Zach Ruiter for Real Peoples Media on January 11th of 2017.

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Gary Wassaykeesic – Telling our stories

TORONTO – Gary Wassaykeesic is a survivor of the Canadian residential school system and a long time activist working for justice for Indigenous people. In this interview he talks about his initiative to document the...

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Behind the scenes at #OcupyINAC

TORONTO – Gary Wassaykeesic recently sat down with Real Peoples Media to tell the story of how INAC Toronto was occupied and what led to the #occupyINAC movement. Wassaykeesic explains the linkages of the movement...