4 Facts about Indigenous People and Taxes

The myth that Indigenous People do not pay taxes is one of the more enduring misconceptions regarding how easy Indigenous People have it and generates a lot of resentment with non-Aboriginal Canadians. Other myths concern free education, free housing and others.

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Turtle Island Voices - Interactive books for kids and teachers

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. - Benjamin Franklin

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When Worlds Collide Resolving Conflicts between Industry, Aboriginal Communities

by Tanya Laing-Gahr, February 18, 2013

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Indian Residential Schools: Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

I wrote this article because I frequently see postings on Facebook asking people to “like” the “Merry Christmas” greeting and denounce the “Happy Holiday” greeting.

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Handshakes and Aboriginal Peoples

When it comes to a handshake and Aboriginal Peoples what could possibly go wrong?

Many people like to shake hands and always offer a hand when meeting and working with people. This works most of the time, but we do have to remember that when we are working with Aboriginal Peoples we are working across cultures with individuals in their own right and that some Aboriginal People do not shake hands therefore are not expecting, or are comfortable with a handshake. With this in mind, we have to understand and be prepared to offer a hand and not have one offered in return.
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Aboriginal Peoples Did Not have Written Languages

Bob Joseph
Aboriginal Peoples did not have written languages although many of the Indigenous Peoples of North America relied on oral histories instead of a written language to pass down their history. For example, there were Peoples who were recording historical events in the form of pictographs in various materials. The Maya and Inca were recording history in stone while some of the plains peoples were recording historical events on buffalo hides.

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