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My Country ’tis of Thy People You’re Dying: Buffy Sainte-Marie

The legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote this song during the civil rights movement in the 60s. She has called it, “Indian 101 for people who’ve been denied the real history.” It’s an anthem to decolonization, and its razor-sharp words describe an … Continue reading

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Maskwacîs Nêyihyawêwin Declaration 21 June 2016

Congratulations to everyone at Maskwacîs, and thank you to Bobbi Herrera for providing this advance copy of the signing ceremony program. The program includes the text of the declaration in syllabics (the writing system chosen by Maskwacîs elders). The English … Continue reading

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Sixth Anniversary of UN Adoption of Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Six years ago, on September 13, 2007, the UN adopted the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Thanks to Dick Preston for sharing the attached pdf which reflects on the document’s important, and Canada’s (failure to) progress in embracing this … Continue reading

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