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Oct 13, 2010

Telling the truth about Thanksgiving

Does anyone ever wonder when "Columbus Day" will no longer be a nationally "celebrated" holiday? I mean really and truly -- when do y'all think that will happen?
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May 5, 2010

So when does an issue become feminist?

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There have been several excellent feminist responses to the situation in Arizona by way of intersecting the impacts to women and children, sexuality and even religion.
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Apr 26, 2010

Condoms, polar bears and reproduction. Any rights?

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I came across a great article entitled "Use a Condom, Save a Polar Bear? Not That Simple" about the many factors besides human overpopulation that contribute to our environmental crises.
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Apr 9, 2010

Five Native myths you really oughta know about

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No one likes to be pigeon-holed into any kind of stereotypical box, but the long history of colonization and oppression of Indigenous people that it's no wonder these warped ideas exist.
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Apr 8, 2010

The niqab ban is a feminist issue

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The province of Quebec in Canada, in all its infinite wisdom (insert witty sarcastic comment here) has decided to table legislation that would ban the niqab.
Columnists
Mar 19, 2010

Why I'm owning a Native stereotype

Along with the usual colonial-type affronts to our people and communities, there are some notable racist extremities happening across Canada as of late.
Columnists
Jun 5, 2009

Akwesasne under siege

As a Kanionke:haka woman, a Mohawk woman, who belongs to the Haudenosaunee people and as a young person who is part of the next seven generations, I am on the side of the land, of Mother Earth.
Columnists
May 4, 2009

He's sorrowful...but not sorry

The Pope said he was "sorrowful" for what happened to residential school survivors. Sorrowful. But not sorry. Is that an important distinction?
Columnists
Apr 28, 2009

Down with racist names

Savage. Squaw. Indian. Would we all agree that these are immensely derogatory names that should not be, in this day and age, still used to geographically locate places?
Columnists
Dec 15, 2008

Now we sit and wait

While the rest of Canada had their sights set in October on who to choose for our next prime minister, many of us in the Native community were waiting for another big announcement to happen.

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