“There are times when personal experience keeps us from reaching the mountain top and so we let it go because the weight of it is too heavy. And sometimes the mountain top is difficult to reach with all our resources, factual and confessional, so we are just there, collectively grasping, feeling the limitations of knowledge, longing together, yearning for a way to reach that highest point. Even this yearning is a way to know.”
― bell hooks,
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According to Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If you are surrounded by toxic, negative people it will surely bring you down. When you have people in your life with similar values and dreams it will drive you to better yourself. The energy within the group will bring everyone up and everyone will thrive.
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Western University has become the hub of a provincial network of Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario launches…
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Welcome to Thunder Bay’s 1st Indigenous Knowledge Conference on November 15, 16, 2017 to be held in the Robinson Superior territory in the sacred Lands of Anemki Wajiw hosted by beSuperior Consulting.
beSuperior is honoured to have renowned legendary educator, and leader in Indigenous thought and academics, Dr. LeRoy Little Bear as the Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Little Bear is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He is the founder of the Native American Studies Department at the University of Lethbridge – where he served as Chair for 21 years – also went on to become the founding Director of Harvard University’s Native American Program. He has made contributions in justice, land claims, treaties, and hunting and fishing rights. He is a leader in Indigenous philosophy.
The aim is to examine what and how Indigenous Knowledge is expressed, and how we can facilitate this in our practice and our work, so that, we are best meeting the needs of our clients, learners, and for better understanding and good relations.
November 14 Evening – Coffeehouse & Connecting – 6-9 p.m.
November 15 Conference Day 1 – 9-4 p.m.
November 16 Conference Day 2 – 9- 4 p.m. with a panel discussion in the afternoon
- Dr. Little Bear – Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Cynthia Wesley- Esquimaux – Panelist, for Day 2, https://www.lakeheadu.ca/users/W/cwesley2
- Kelvin Redsky – Early Years & Culture, Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon – Thunder Bay Headstart
- Lorna McCue – Kitchen Conversations for Action on Inclusion – Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. For more information, see http://www.ohcc-ccso.ca
- Peter Moses – Experiences and Stories of the North, Economies and Indigenous Knowledge, Biigtigong Anishinaabe
- Jana Rae Yerxa – Gii-kaapizigemin manoomin Neyaashing: A resurgence of Anishinaabeg nationhood
- Stephanie McLaurin – Ft. William First Nation, Indigenous Governance – The (Im)Possible Task of Translating Leadership in the Sugar Bush
- Aleksa Sherman – PARO Centre – Entrepreneurship
- Michelle Richmond-Saravia – Designing an Approach To Learning on the Land & An arts based learning activity – hands on.
Today a time of transformation. The sun and moon will pass by. Say hello I suppose. Have a moment of peace. A story about the sacred union. Ill be watching on the ground in the trees. I will chose some trees, and experience this mystery with my sons. A time for renewal. Make some new intentions. Hit reset. Believe in change. Its happening all around. It was that easy.
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Beauty is something bestowed on all of us, in magnitudes and that we should never be ashamed of our body, certainly not the one the Creator gave us.
That we are a walking testimony of Love.
“This is nothing new,” says Linda Many Guns, a professor in the Native American studies department at the University of Lethbridge. “The only reason we are talking about this particular incident is, somebody hit the wrong button and sent a message to the wrong person.”
While many of the incidents have occurred in and around Lethbridge, Many Guns doesn’t single it out as an urban hotbed of racism. “Anywhere you have a large population of indigenous people within a larger community, this will happen,” she says, noting that the Blood reserve is only 65 kilometres from that city.
Ramona Big Head, who has yet to receive a direct apology from the sender of the text, says she was first crushed by the slur. “I started to internalize it, like I was my fault,” she says. “I questioned myself, but Ramona the strong woman is back.”
In fact, the experience has been nothing short of transformational.
“I am not going to be silent anymore,” says the educator and current PhD candidate, who has been receiving messages of support from across the country.
when i was young
a girl with crooked thick braids
all i really wanted to hear
was my mama’s voice saying,
i love you
or wishing my mama would hold me close
wrap me in her wiry arms so that i could smell
the cigarette smoke hiding in her hair
this she could never do though
from a past never spoken
i asked my mother how
to say i love you in anishnaabemowin
and she tells me
i ask her again
how do you say i love you
and she says it louder,
she says it as if i am deaf and the words are digging into the hard earth
so, i ask her again knowing
this is the only time
i will hear her say
she says it over and over again
g’zaa’gan, g’zaa’gan, g’zaa’gan
until she shakes loose an imaginary skin
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by Ryan McMahon
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If I could buy Canada one gift on its 150th birthday, I’d buy it a 12-step program.
No, not that 12-step program. A 12-step program on decolonization.
In fact, if I had three wishes and a shirtless, magic genie … well, it’d be awkward. But, I’d use all three of those wishes on an effort to decolonize this country.
I don’t have a magic genie or three wishes. And herein lies the rub.
Many probably don’t even believe Canada has a history of colonialism.
This country is pretty good at ignoring its not-so-pretty past. Famously, just a few years ago, our former Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it himself.