Les sauvages

This is my second-last post of my year of blogging weekly about Canadian history, and I didn’t plan well enough ahead to have a post related to Christmas. Instead, here is an interesting observation from Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fischer. Samuel de Champlain somewhat famously referred to the Indigenous peoples of the land now called … Continue reading Les sauvages

“The holding of dances by the Indians”

This week, a woman named Sylvia, who tweets as @LawladyINM where she describes herself as “a Treaty 6 descendant” and “proud nehiyaw & Anishnabe woman,” shared this: My mom passed away so purging her papers & came across this #UNsettle150 @canada150th @RussDiabo @1mohawklawyer @LeahArcand @LeahGAZ pic.twitter.com/zXzDLCgPvt — Sylvia (@LawladyINM) June 22, 2017 This 1921 letter … Continue reading “The holding of dances by the Indians”

9 things I learned from Chelsea Vowel’s “Indigenous Writes”

I’ve just finished reading Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowel. The book’s subtitle is “A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada,” and it’s an excellent introduction to Indigenous issues in a contemporary context. I want to tell you about this book and recommend it to you, but I don’t know how to write an … Continue reading 9 things I learned from Chelsea Vowel’s “Indigenous Writes”