Monthly Archives May 2012

Why Celebrate the Full Moon?

Suzanne  -  May 28, 2012  -   -  Comments Off on Why Celebrate the Full Moon?
The universe exists in a state of balance, and we are surrounded by those energetic counterparts – light and dark, male and female, increase and decrease, passive and active, cold and hot, matter and spirit. Because the moon and the sun embody many of these dualities – and show the interplay between them – they […]

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Sagkeeng’s Finest Win Canada’s Got Talent

Suzanne  -  May 15, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Sagkeeng’s Finest Win Canada’s Got Talent
Three Anishinabe teens from the Sagkeeng First Nation in southern Manitoba won the inaugural season of Canada’s Got Talent (CGT) this week. Dallas Courchene, 16, Brandon Courchene, 18, and Vince O’Laney, 17, won a $100,000 cash prize, a sports car worth more than $100,000 (that only one of them has a licence to drive), an […]

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Challenging Assumptions in Aboriginal Education

Suzanne  -  May 10, 2012  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Challenging Assumptions in Aboriginal Education
Trustees for the Vancouver School Board voted 7-2 at a recent meeting to create an Aboriginal-focused school. The school, located on the city’s east side (where there is a high proportion of Aboriginal families), aims to reduce the 25 percent dropout rate in later years by offering Aboriginal students a culture-based program. The school will […]

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June 20, 2012 – Solstice Circle – Coronation Park, Toronto – 8 pm

Suzanne  -  May 10, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on June 20, 2012 – Solstice Circle – Coronation Park, Toronto – 8 pm
Cultures worldwide celebrate the summer solstice. Join Suzanne at Coronation Park on June 20 for a Cree-style solstice circle on the longest day of the year. We’ll meet at 8 pm at the west entrance to Coronation Park, near the park sign (across from the CNE Princes’ Gate, where Strachan Avenue crosses Lakeshore to become […]

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CRRP Versus Education Funding Models

Suzanne  -  May 04, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on CRRP Versus Education Funding Models
There are no secondary schools on most reserves in Canada, so First Nations students must leave their reserve if they want to achieve a high-school diploma. Rather than attend public schools in Thunder Bay – where students say they have to deal with racism and stereotyping – many students from Northwestern Ontario choose to attend […]

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Restorative Practice: The Importance of Circles

Suzanne  -  May 03, 2012  -   -  Comments Off on Restorative Practice: The Importance of Circles
As Dragonfly writes in the Resources section of this website, circles are a potent symbol in both practical and symbolic terms within Aboriginal cultures. When participants in any process are seated in a circle, the gathering takes on a sense of connection, inclusion, and fairness. People can converse, instead of being lectured to. Everyone’s voice […]

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