Mother Earth

Why Canadians Must Support Indigenous Sovereignty

Suzanne  -  Oct 26, 2013  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Why Canadians Must Support Indigenous Sovereignty
In recent months, there have been protests against shale gas operations near Rexton, New Brunswick. Residents of the area have been trying to prevent an American resource company from drilling exploratory wells and carrying out 2D seismic imaging that will determine if underground shale beds contain so-called “natural” gas. If there is gas, SWN Resources […]

Read More

The Urban Aboriginal Reality

Suzanne  -  Jan 15, 2013  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on The Urban Aboriginal Reality
A few weeks ago, The Globe and Mail published a story about the housing crisis on the Attawapiskat First Nation, with the headline “Why Don’t They Just Leave?” When Dragonfly saw the title, we heaved a sigh and rolled our eyes at the media’s persistent boneheadedness. Truth is, “they” have already left. The majority of […]

Read More

Chemicals and Their Effect on Children

Suzanne  -  Jul 31, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Chemicals and Their Effect on Children
The headline on a recent article in The Globe and Mail says it all: “Detergent Pods Have Poison-Control World on Edge.” The article details how detergent pods – concentrated laundry products packaged in single-use packets that can be thrown directly into the washing machine – have caused numerous poisonings among children in Canada and the […]

Read More

Significance of the Summer Solstice

Suzanne  -  Jun 14, 2012  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Significance of the Summer Solstice
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 the nights longer. But this change doesn’t happen instantaneously: for several days before and after each solstice, the sun’s noontime elevation does not seem to change, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More