knowledge is power

This morning, I arose, thinking about the importance of Indigenous Methodologies. It is most important in realizing these are a way of talking back, of reclaiming, or situating ourselves in our research- where research has been one of the dirtiest words used (Smith, 1999). Research as we know, as those who have been exploited through …

Restoring Language: Biigtigong Language Project

Here is a link to what they are working on back home on Language,¬†http://biigtigong.com/language/about/ Language being everything about nation building, restoring culture, and well being. Language is so critical. I know in high school my attempts to learning language were done back home when I was learning from Elder Myra Michano. I used to go …

Calls To Action, TRC

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf   http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=905   http://nctr.ca/reports.php

February- reflective

I offer¬†http://www.kentmonkman.com as a reflection. If you can see this piece largely, you will notice a lot of emotion, and in the way the piece has been painted. Each person is conveying a story. There is struggle here. I feel a sense of overwhelming sadness. It seems to be one emotion I have been feeling …