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Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance

Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance

This is our refusal to watch our children’s futures assimilate into oblivion. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the AFN both need to seriously consider their next steps.



Reconciling my two Canadas

Reconciling my two Canadas
Leaving the reconciling to indigenous peoples alone will not do. Indigenous people recognize the need to heal from the past, but too often some are being pushed to forgive before they are ready—or before the harm is acknowledged. Canada also needs to recognize its own wounds and the scars that have not completely healed.

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition

Time for feds to bring in effective modern treaty implementation policy: land claims agreement coalition
The willful neglect of the principles expressed in this proclamation underlies the conflict that has characterized this relationship since 1763. While many non-aboriginal Canadians would like to ‘turn the page’ on this legacy, this document remains fundamental to the relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation

Algonquin land claim, a journey of reconciliation
A final treaty will provide economic development, social and cultural opportunities that will not only benefit the Algonquins of Ontario, but provide tremendous advantage to our neighbours living within Eastern Ontario.

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Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE