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When knowing a little about a lot goes wrong

Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Five years into reconciliation, and the government hasn’t added reconciliation nor personal learning for cultural competence as basic knowledge requirements in job descriptions nor performance reviews.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Iqaluit, which is a Canadian capital city, lacks stable electricity, its power is diesel-based and has to be shipped in, and it doesn't have a stable water source. The next first ministers conference should be held here.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
This is a failed institution built with archaic structures that protect internal wrongdoing, including racism against Indigenous peoples and deaths of citizens at the hands of police.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
The federal government has convened an emergency meeting on racism against Indigenous peoples in the health-care system. It’s a start. But it has to do the serious internal work to fully understand unconscious bias.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
When we discuss the challenges facing Indigenous peoples, we also need to reflect on the resilience of Indigenous peoples because we have some serious work to do to ensure we don’t lose another Indigenous life to racism.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Indigenous rage will not fade away. With more allies than ever before, politicians can't assume it won't make the evening news anymore.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
We shouldn’t have to negotiate or fight for the basics that other Canadians receive. But if we don’t do it, who will?
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Would a Sāmi model work better in Canada? If the model had constitutional authority, then yes. Ottawa eats up advisory bodies like beavertails and all that’s left is the crumbs of good intent messing up the floor.
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Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Indigenous inclusion with enough numbers to be heard is fundamental to any democratic structure, especially for one that claims to represent Indigenous peoples in Canada. This also applies to the civil service.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Authentic action will include the public recognition that Canada is built on legislated racism, and the significant work to do better. We can’t have one without the other.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Calls for investigations into the existence of racism are akin to asking Indigenous people to prove they have suffered.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Anti-racism is a commitment to the value of equity and human rights. One must value the human rights of others, including others who are different, to be inclusive.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
If this makes you uncomfortable, good. Discomfort is required in this discussion. Discomfort won’t kill you. But the fear and alarm that Indigenous peoples have when we have to interact with police, it might kill us.
Dump the private companies in long-term care, it just leaves a bad taste. The model was attempted, and it failed. Move on. Regulate long-term care funding through non-profit organizations with health expertise.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
We need a reputable organization that collects data on racism, which has the legal mandate to force change in police forces.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
With racial demographics on the impact of COVID-19, we will have the policy ability to do something about it. Without the data, we will not have the policy ability.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
So many are realizing that mental health is actually a daily practice, and practice is work. First Nations sometimes call it something else; we sometimes call it balance.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
COVID-19 is the defining challenge of our generation, and we’re only beginning to feel the effects. But if it’s the right thing to do now, why not continue the collaboration after we get through this crisis?
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Métis, Inuit, and First Nations youth need to see role models who live their lives with culture and intention. But so do all Canadians.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
This is also about government overreach in Indigenous governments, the oil and gas industry’s hardening grip on a dying energy source, and the alarming tendency of the RCMP to use excessive force.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
This is the most urgent problem facing health-care organizations and leaders: how to ensure and demand that frontline providers deliver the care and empathy that Indigenous patients deserve.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Everybody has a story, and Indigenous families need to have their stories heard. With understanding, maybe we can even build some respect.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
What would be fundamental change? Implement UNDRIP in full partnership with Inuit, Métis, and First Nations.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
After attending a memorial for two First Nations youth who died in Thunder Bay and who were written about in Tanya Talaga's book, Seven Fallen Feathers, I’m left wondering if Canada cares about First Nations kids.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Cultural competence is the skill and ability to respect others’ cultures, and limit the projection of one’s own culture on others. Reconciliation requires that potential ministers truly understand the depth and importance of cultural competence in order to build effective relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Canada, it’s time to implement the TRC and UNDRIP, in intent and in policy, action and law. Drop all the resistance to building relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
The horror is the Liberals' decision to refuse to change their ways and the Conservatives stating they would do the same. The fact is that a request for a procedural delay until after the election was the obvious choice.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
Indigenous peoples want representation. We want a government that not only can deal with different perspectives, we want a government that values diversity.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
From my perspective, an apology is certainly the first step. But I look for evidence of honest commitment to learn more to do better. Culture and racism are so complicated that it takes time.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
It’s time we all demand that political platforms give attention to these systems in desperate need of change, so that Indigenous peoples need not fear the systems purported to help them.

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