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Nuclear Waste in Algonquin Territory – I Pray NOT

“The Kichi Zibi (Ottawa River) is as much part of my identity as is the blood travelling through the vessels of my heart. The many places on the Kichi Zibi where spirits are active, reach deep into my soul with … Continue reading

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My Bloodline is Strong

Years ago, when I was still “working the trowel” (bricklaying), on a fine summer day I found myself repairing a chimney for a Pontiac County farmer. Soon after arriving on the jobsite, I noticed that the farmer had a dog … Continue reading

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Gaza: Over 7,000 Dead Children

Life “it is the flash of a firefly in the night” (Chief Crowfoot, as he lay dying in 1890) It’s not a long life that we have. All too soon it will be “dust to dust, ashes to ashes” time, … Continue reading

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A proud Moment in my Life’s Clock has come to pass

My poetry is being studied and reflected upon by all Grade 11 students of the OCDSB (see below) as part of their Indigenous Studies Program. WOW! Poetry for me, is something solemnly/joyfully produced from the life experiences of a human … Continue reading

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Gaza: The Suffering of Innocent Children

If there is anything I’m 100% sure of in this so dysfunctional and troubled world, it is the fact that babies and toddlers are sacred representatives of the purity and wisdom of Creator. Even the most holiest of religious leaders, … Continue reading

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Buffy Sainte-Marie – My Perspective

When Buffy’s song ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ first hit me in the centre of my soul, oh so long ago, a gigantic tear washed over my entire being. Her song had such power over me, for different reasons. … Continue reading

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Halloween: Changes come with every generation

To the delight of countless children, the night of witches, ghosts and goblins will soon return, to frighten little hearts once again as it has done in the past for generations of Canadians. Oh how I can identify with the … Continue reading

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Just Stuff on my Mind

The Anishinabe Algonquin Nation The People of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation have never been conquered! (Show me the Terms of Surrender.) No military force ever chased us off our traditional lands. We never gave up our lands in treaty nor … Continue reading

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Tribute to Carter Jay Dumont

Carter Jay Dumontborn May 29, 2023 at 10:57 am (Wàbigon Kìzis – Flower Moon)passed away July 9, 2023 at 2:15 am (Odeyimin Kìzis – Heartberry Moon) The Dumont family holds him up today as we would a great chief at … Continue reading

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Carter, my Great-Grandson, Love Never Ends

Yesterday, June 14, 2023, I held for the first time my great-grandson, who is at this time, in bad physical shape at CHEO. In the hours that I held him, Carter and I travelled together to the wondrous places and … Continue reading

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