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An in-depth article I wrote for National Observer, published Sept. 10 for World Suicide Prevention Day. I also recently published a short video of Dr. Roland Chrisjohn discussing his book Dying To Please You: Indigenous Suicide in Contemporary Canada

After leading two walking tours of the Sacred Site at ‘Chaudière Falls’ in Ottawa, it was suggested – and I thought a good idea – to put the information together online: thus this post. It is longer than originally intended, but that is because it is a complex and detailed situation. This is estimated as […]

Presentation/Q&A of Marcelo Sabuc Xalcut, national coordinator of the Highlands Committee of Small-Farmers (CCDA) in Guatemala, building solidarity for circumstances where 21 human rights defenders have been killed this year amidst an escalating political crisis. Full writeup to come… These audio of Marcelo Sabuc, CCDA, from tour of Canada are posted for timeliness with both […]

Video and audio of a talk by the recently-passed Indigenous broadcasting trailblazer, plus: review of “We Interrupt This Program: Indigenous Media Tactics in Canadian Culture” (M.Brady & J.Kelly) — Les Carpenter passed away July 3, 2018. He was most recently CEO of the Native Communications Society of the Northwest Territories, including CKLB radio. Earlier, he […]

Short video from the Spirituality is Unity walk June 22, and audio report from the Ottawa City Council meeting’s $61-million grant to the Zibi development June 13. Also transcripts of both.   Also, please see the latest post, Sacred Waterfalls Site in Ottawa – Annotated Resource Guide, and browse all of the Chaudiere Falls Sacred […]

This is an expanded and updated version of a segment on MMIMB from March 2015, posted now in solidarity with #JusticeForColtenBoushie discussion guide. It was part of a larger feature article on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls based on an interview and presentation with Pam Palmater, as well as the Walking With Our […]

Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly now promises a new CRTC mandate supportive of Indigenous languages and reconciliation by Greg Macdougall   The future of Indigenous radio and media in Canada shifted dramatically on June 14 with the CRTC’s awarding of Indigenous radio licences in five of the country’s most populous cities. “Literally my […]