Tag: First Nations

  • Mismanaging Alleged Mismanagement: Big Island Lake Cree Nation

    Mismanaging Alleged Mismanagement: Big Island Lake Cree Nation

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/12/17/first-nation-chief-council-accused-of-spending-bands-social-assistance-money-on-personal-items-face-audit/ This article is a little bit old, but I wanted to take a moment to draw attention to something that has bothered me since I read it for the first time. The issue outlined in the article is framed as one of political corruption, financial mismanagement and loss of public trust. If you haven’t […]

  • #idlenomore

    What is the #idlenomore movement? Better still, have you even heard of #idlenomore? I’m hoping that by now news of this movement has made its way into the consciousness of at least a quiet majority of people, but I know that like many other grassroots movements, the Canadian mainstream will be hesitant to recognize its […]

  • The Politics of Division

    As of today there are 14 days left until Canadians take to the polls on May 2nd to elect its next federal parliament. The campaign has had its share of excitement by political standards. From Michael Ignatieff’s “Rise Up” speech to Jack Layton’s ‘hashtag fail’ and the Vote Mobs making waves across University campuses the […]

  • Vampire vs. Zombies

    The FORT HOPE Video These are the links to the videos we made in Fort Hope with the kids! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9InpbMz05A&feature=fvsr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEMsJ7EYGCs&feature=related

  • The Residence Life Begins

    Despite only being back in London for a grand total of 6.5 days, I am now officially back at Huron University College. This week I am being trained to be a member of the 2009/2010 residence life staff. The next seven days will take me through the finer points of what it takes to be […]

  • Last Day in Thunder Bay & Back to London…

    Day #62 Well, I shouldn’t be awake right now. I should be sleeping because I fly out of Thunder Bay at 8:50am. I have to be coherent enough to negotiate my way to Wasaya baggage claim to get my guitar and then on to Air Canada baggage check-in. My flight from Toronto to London is […]

  • Back to Reality…

    Day #61 I’m back to reality. I’m sitting in my Lakehead University dorm room awaiting the start of my final day away from home. I won’t even begin to describe the feelings I had today, because at this moment I cannot put them into words. I am happy as anything to be only one day […]

  • The Last Day

    Day #60 Well, there you have it folks. Camp is officially over here in Fort Hope. I’m exhausted, but pleased. The day was crazy. Some things went according to plan, and some didn’t. People came to our party. People enjoyed our party. The Chief and I had another amazing talk. Have I mentioned that I’m […]

  • Blueberry Hunting…

    Day #59 In the words of 5 year old Aaron, today we went ‘blueberry hunting.’ Today was our final day of camp, so we took a large group of kids out to pick blueberries. Aaron decided that this excursion amounted to a serious blueberry hunting trip. We piled into the school bus and a couple […]

  • This Morning I Burnt the Bannock

    Day #58 I woke up this morning and attempted to boil water…I have boiled water successfully every morning since arriving in Fort Hope. Well, I failed this morning. Instead of boiling the water, I accidentally burned the bannock. I turned on the wrong heat element on the stove. Our house is currently de-smoking. I am […]