News and Reflections: Indigenous languages to be heard in House of Commons chamber -- December 11, 2017
"House of Commons gearing up for Indigenous languages in chamber
Internal government briefing note says Translation Bureau is building roster of interpreters"
By Dean Beeby, CBC News Posted: Dec 11, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 11, 2017 6:38 AM ET
"Native Groups Call on Vatican to Retract 500-Year-Old Charter" by Cecily Hilleary, VOA, June 06, 2016 3:24 PM
Article describes the 500 year-old papal bull and its fundamental role in crimes against indigenous peoples and the removal of indigenous lands and rights by European conquerors.
"From a sweat lodge to the classroom: The journey of the Mi'kmaq Honour Song. The spiritual song by George Paul is now taught in elementary schools across Nova Scotia" by Emma Smith · Reporter, CBC News. December 4, 2017
"In the interest of promoting a better understanding of the complex issue of Métis identity and how it is defined, The Canadian Encyclopedia has commissioned two opinion pieces exploring different perspectives on the topic. This article explores Métis identity from the perspective of Métis who do not have ancestral ties to the Red River Settlement. "
News and Reflections: Harry W. Daniels and Paul L.A.H. Chartrand unravel metis riddles in a 2001 paper -- November 30, 2017
Unravelling the Riddles of Metis Definition, by Harry W. Daniels and Paul L.A.H. Chartrand, 2001.
The objective of the paper, written by Harry Daniels and Paul Chartrand, is to give a general explanation of issues and concerns surrounding the meaning of the term Metis, to explore the topics of identity, ethnicity and the defining of a Metis people.
Emphasized are the need for continuing discussion and the role of the Metis people themselves in establishing an ethnic Metis identity. The Daniels and Chartrand paper may be downloaded from the site.