In my life, when I've been groped or harrassed or shocked by an assault to safety of my body or my sovereignty, I've had fantasies, much later, about the powerful retort I could have made. But in real life, I've been frozen in shock. And friends who have shared similar incidents, responded the same way. … Continue reading Hate Speech at the SLCC is shared, in order to stem the tide of unchecked abuse
Paul Gareau, a Metis scholar who runs an online course, in Edmonton, Canada.AMBER BRACKEN/NYT Sharing a cool story from the NY Times, that made me wonder: Who would inspire you to learn more about Indigenous Canada? TORONTO — Before the Canadian show “Schitt’s Creek” swept the Emmys this month and catapulted its creator, Dan Levy, … Continue reading New York Times takes notice of uptake in Indigenous Studies interest, prompted by ‘Schitt’s Creek’ star, Dan Levy
Áma s7ats̓xentsína! These are tricky days to ask "how are you?" I mean, what will be unleashed? How can we share the fullness of how we're doing, 6 months into experiencing a global pandemic and all that has been bundled up with that. That's why I love that Lisa Sambo has carefully chosen a greeting … Continue reading Order your tshirt before October 29 and declare: “it is good to see you.”
In partnership with the Pemberton and District Public Library, join Tanina Williams of Amawílc in this series of free bi-weekly zoom conversations aimed to provide a safe space to explore reconciliation, decolonization, white fragility and ask hard or awkward questions about how to share this unceded territory in a way that moves us towards a … Continue reading Sharing Circles start October 26 – sign up now!
Covid-19 has made Lisa Sambo want to say, “It’s good to see you.” More than that, it’s made her acutely aware of how much she’d like to hug people, to greet them with an over-the-top enthusiasm, to tell them she loves them. She laughs at herself when she shares this with me. “You know what … Continue reading Rise of the revivers
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FSquamishNation%2Fvideos%2F1030065964122999%2F&show_text=true&width=560 "Do it for your community: Wear a mask" A Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Community PSA The Squamish Nation’s youth services team at Ayas Menmen produced this PSA, to encourage people to take care of each other by wearing a mask. After cases in the community, Squamish Nation announced on Wednesday that everyone had been cleared from … Continue reading Do it for your community: wear a mask
So, I'm reading this book, A Calm Brain, by neurologist Dr Gayatri Devi. In it, she says, "A calm body is a calm mind. Not the other way around. By coaxing your body into a state of calm, you quiet your rational brain's internal mental chatter and allow the parasympathetic nervous system and core brain … Continue reading A calm mind starts with… a calm body. Work from the ground up. Meditation Wednesday 7pm makes it easy!
How do I be less racist, in my every day reality? It's a question that has surged to the forefront this year, and has left many people feeling uneasy and uncertain and, in some instances, unsure what they're allowed to say. Instead of opening up dialogue, some of the media framing of these issues, shuts … Continue reading What might you learn from a Sharing Circle about being a better communicator, conversationalist, friend?
There is a reason that rape is a weapon of war and genocide. There is truth to the Cheyenne proverb, “A Nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it’s finished; no matter how brave it’s warriors or how strong their weapons”. In her essay, Rib Cage: The … Continue reading The hearts of the women: why violence against indigenous women is genocidal