Looking, Listening, and Learning

Suzanne  -  Jul 04, 2012  -  , ,
Dragonfly recently attended a town hall event sponsored by a federal political party. During the event – which was organized to gather ideas on urban Aboriginal policy – the sp...

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Significance of the Summer Solstice

Suzanne  -  Jun 14, 2012  -  , ,
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and the shortest night. It’s a transformational point in the Earth’s journey: after the solstice, the days get shorter, and ...

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Why Celebrate the Full Moon?

Suzanne  -  May 28, 2012  - 
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, col...

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Sagkeeng’s Finest Win Canada’s Got Talent

Suzanne  -  May 15, 2012  -  ,
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 Courchen...

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Challenging Assumptions in Aboriginal Education

Suzanne  -  May 10, 2012  -  , ,
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 p...

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CRRP Versus Education Funding Models

Suzanne  -  May 04, 2012  -  ,
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 publ...

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Restorative Practice: The Importance of Circles

Suzanne  -  May 03, 2012  - 
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 ...

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More Than Just Beads and Feathers

Suzanne  -  Apr 19, 2012  -  , ,
Graphic artist Jason Eagle Speaker calls himself “half buffalo ndn and half salmon ndn.” Let Dragonfly translate that for you: Jason is half Blackfoot and half Duwamish, with t...

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Power to the Little People!

Suzanne  -  Apr 19, 2012  - 
Writer Janet R. Wilson wrote a sharp little opinion piece in the Ottawa Citizen recently, speaking about Canada’s “newest revolutionaries” – aka elementary-school students....

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