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The Rosy Past

Aboriginal Futures, Brian Giesbrecht, Essay

Most of us tend to be nostalgic about our ancestral past. Researching one’s family tree has become a popular and passionate pastime. We imagine that when our forefathers lived, things were simpler, and in some ways, better than the complicated …

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One Set of Laws for All

Brian Giesbrecht, Essay

A steadily increasing number of successful Canadians are proud of their Aboriginal heritage, but they have integrated into the Canadian economy and society. Political actor Wab Kinew, writer Tomson Highway, and Senator Murray Sinclair come to mind. Many ethnic and …

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Missing Women

Aboriginal Futures, Brian Giesbrecht, Commentary

There is turmoil within the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, from northern Manitoba, has called for the resignation of the Inquiry’s chief commissioner, British Columbia Judge Marion Buller. At least …