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Thank You: Funding Faith is Peace

Awesome news! The request I made for help in paying off costs incurred from the immensely successful June 23rd ‘Faith is Peace’ walk has now been surpassed. Thank you so very much for your generosity (cart wheels and high 5’s … Continue reading

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Violence – Let Us Hate It Passionately

Maybe it’s a guy thing, but I have a very clear memory of the very first time blood left the veins of my body and ran outwardly upon it because of the violent actions inflicted on me by another human … Continue reading

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Val-d’Or Snowstorm

The snowstorm I feared might occur was there to greet me when I reached the southern outskirts of Val-d’Or as I made my way to Kitigan Zibi. I braced myself for a long, dangerous, late-night drive home. Snowflakes of varying … Continue reading

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I Remember the Heartbeat

The mind. A place where thoughts are created, processed, and occasionally given life. All thoughts shake the rattle of life to a certain degree. However mild or however strong it is, depends on the thought’s ability to provoke ideas in … Continue reading

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Poetry

My ancestors were natural poets. When it came to describing their special relationship with the land through words born in their hearts and carried to the light by spirit, they had no equals anywhere else on this planet. “The sap … Continue reading

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Spring

The ‘Sugar’ Moon has shown her beautiful face in the night sky and thus, signalled to all life on the land that Spring is here. I have seen the signs and heard the sounds of the new season where much … Continue reading

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Singing Pebble Storytelling: 16 March

I knew an old man long ago, with leather-like skin, who would dip his fingers into a tin of Copenhagen snuff and then, with unwashed fingers, gingerly stuff a large pinch of it into a toothless mouth already overflowing with … Continue reading

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Chief Theresa Spence – The Eagle

All eagles are messengers of Kichi Manido, none among them is more blessed by the touch of God than is the next. All are equally sacred. We welcome their presence at our ceremonies and draw strength and comfort for ourselves … Continue reading

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Hate Literature

“Perhaps it’s time to pack up both Attawapiskat and Kashechewan, and raze both communities on the way out.” The above is a direct quote from an editorial which appeared in the Ottawa Sun on 27 Dec 2012. If ever you … Continue reading

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Death of Innocents

When innocent children are murdered, the spirit of Turtle Island mourns. Because children are sacred. And when they die, all else which is sacred, the season, the forests and all within it, the rivers and lakes, the mountains, all weep, … Continue reading

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