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... Continue Reading →

#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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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