Canada’s September 30th Holiday: What is it?

Writing It Into Law On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), received Royal Assent. This allowed for the designation of September 30th as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, marking a new public holiday forContinue reading “Canada’s September 30th Holiday: What is it?”

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided in resolution 49/214 that on August 9th each year, International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples would be celebrated. This date marks the day of the first meeting in 1982 of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. Watch the brief video below created by theContinue reading “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples”

The Complicated Past, Present & Future of Canada Day

In recent years, the shouts of Canada’s Indigenous peoples regarding the celebration of Canada Day and what it represents, have finally begun to be heard by the general public. As such, this article will be looking into the issues of residential schools (both the history and what has occurred recently in the news), topics ofContinue reading “The Complicated Past, Present & Future of Canada Day”

A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture

As Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month near their end, our team will continue to publish original content to educate and celebrate both pride and Indigenous history/culture. This article takes a look at two-spiritedness in Indigenous culture. The term two-spirit has been utilized both pre- and post-colonialism, with a variety of meanings depending onContinue reading “A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture”

Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads

wolfwmnbeads is a local Indigenous-owned beading business run on Instagram by Raechel Bonomo. Before National Indigenous History Month comes to a close, our team will continue to provide informative and interesting articles highlighting Indigenous history, and showcasing Indigenous talent. Today I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my personal favourite local Indigenous-ownedContinue reading “Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads”

Environmental Assessment & Indigenous Consultation

Continuing our content for Indigenous History Month, this article examines how environmental assessment historically and continually lacks involvement from Indigenous communities. In 1962 Rachel Carson published arguably the single most influential book for the modern environmental movement. The book was called Silent Springs and examined the effects of synthetic pesticides on the environment and humanContinue reading “Environmental Assessment & Indigenous Consultation”

National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 2

In honour of National Indigenous History month in Canada, our team has been writing a number of articles highlighting different aspects of Indigenous history. This article is part 2 of 2, and focuses on the water crisis within The Six Nations of the Grand River. Part 1 focused on issues relating to drinking water advisoriesContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 2”

National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 1

In honour of National Indigenous History month in Canada, our team will be writing a number of articles highlighting different aspects of Indigenous history. This article is part 1 of 2, and focuses on issues relating to drinking water advisories and the federal government. Part 2 will look specifically at The Six Nations of theContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 1”

National Indigenous History Month: Learning From the Land

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, this article aims to describe the significance that the land plays in Indigenous culture, and how all humans can further develop their own relationship with nature. The month of June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This is a time to listen, appreciate, and learn about IndigenousContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month: Learning From the Land”