Métis/Indigenous History and Issues: Important Reading and Listening

1809-1821 – Fort Gibraltar

1813-1826 – Fort Douglas

2000s – Saskatoon freezing deaths

~2000(?) – Forgotten Métis – a virtual exhibition

17 June 2005 – Maritime Métis? Or Opportunists? by Daniel N. Paul

2015 – Elder in the Making – My wife and I discovered this film in the summer of  2017 in one of our stays in Waterton Lakes National Park.

7 March 2016 – Who’s Métis? Native studies professor traces an Indigenous identity outside the confines of mixed race.

2017 – When Canada Opened Fire on My Kokum Marianne With a Gatling Gun

7 October 2017 – ‘Native American DNA’ and the self-indigenization of French descendants by Darryl Leroux

25 October 2017 – Becoming Indigenous: The rise of Eastern Métis in Canada by Darryl R.J. Leroux & Adam Gaudry

~11 February 2018 – ‘Clearing the plains’ continues with the acquittal of Gerald Stanley by David MacDonald

1 March 2018 – The myth of the Wheat King and the killing of Colten Boushie by Darcy Lindberg

11 April/14 May 2018 – CBC Radio, IDEAS AFTERNOON – The ‘trial’ of Sir John A. Macdonald: Would he be guilty of war crimes today? – Part 1 of 2

12 April 2018 – CBC Radio, IDEAS AFTERNOON – The verdict on Sir John A. Macdonald: Guilty or innocent? – Part 2 of 2

1 June 2018 – Maria Campbell’s account of being raped by a Mountie was scrubbed from her memoir Halfbreed

8 November 2018 – Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America

1 December 2018 – Map showing Métis homeland boundaries sparks online conversation

24 September 2019 – ‘You can’t be us’: Manitoba Metis Federation unanimously passes resolution to leave Metis National Council

Saturday Morning Social Justice: SJWs & Cultural Appropriation

While going over some Greek as I drank my coffee this morning, planning a blog post regarding Greek, I received this tweet on my phone. It goes with this tweet about an article from November 25th, 2015.

As a Métis who isn’t a SJW nor believes in “cultural appropriation” I watched this video and just loved her take (the Christmas comments were gold).

Now back to Greek. Αντίο!