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Chief Robert Joseph Appointed to Order of British Columbia

On June 15, 2015, I, along with my sisters, had the great honour of witnessing our father, Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, be appointed to the Order of British Columbia by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. To say I was proud would be an understatement.

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Topics: Indian Residential Schools, Famous Aboriginal People

Frank Calder The Man who Moved the Mountain

This is another installment in our series on the people behind the transformational court cases that affect Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Please visit Delbert Guerin Defender of the Musqueam Nation and Delgamuukw and Gisday’way to learn about the men behind those court cases.

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Topics: Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement, Famous Aboriginal People

Aboriginal Athletes Abound

We recently received a comment on our blog about Aboriginal athletes - why there aren’t more and why there aren’t any competing in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. We just wanted to share a snapshot of some of the outstanding Aboriginal athletes - both of professional standing and amatuer - although there is nothing amatuer about the professional attitude of an Olympic athlete!

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Topics: Famous Aboriginal People

Calvin Helin gives a great talk and us a plug too!

 

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations, Aboriginal Awareness, Famous Aboriginal People, People

Aboriginal War Heroes - More than a Few Good Men

by Bob Joseph

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Topics: Famous Aboriginal People

Richard Wagamese - Bear snares and the Sixties Scoop

I’ve come a long way in my understanding of Ojibway things.

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Topics: Aboriginal Arts and Culture, Famous Aboriginal People

Richard Wagamese - Honour

I’m old enough to remember when the sharpening man came through our neighborhood. He had an old station wagon with his tools in the back. He had a slide out table top that stood on a pair of saw horses where he worked.

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Topics: Aboriginal Arts and Culture, Famous Aboriginal People

Melissa Fry Beasley - Bed Yourself In My Verse

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Topics: Aboriginal Arts and Culture, Famous Aboriginal People

Elijah Harper The Man with a Feather Who Changed the Course of History

"Aboriginal people are not against the right of Quebec as a distinct society within Canada. […] Of course they are a distinct society. So are the aboriginal people." Elijah Harper

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Topics: Famous Aboriginal People

Richard Wagamese - Time passing

I’ve come to love predictability. There’s comfort in days that roll easy on their own energy and an accompanying satisfaction in knowing that all the hard work getting to here has been worth it. Sure, there could always be more money, a tad less anxiety over details, maybe other folks being more predictable, but for the most part I have no complaint. At 55, you kind of get to want that.

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Topics: Aboriginal Arts and Culture, Famous Aboriginal People