Last week the main page had a piece on the Cultural Appropriation mess that the Can Lit and Canadian Media is involved in. I have been following the issue on Twitter, and thought I would share some of the best pieces I have read:
So in the wake of last week’s Canadian Media dumpster fire, I started following a number of Twitter users who are Indigenous. One thing I resolved through it all was to be more active in calling out my fellow white people on their crap.
It all started with a special all Indigenous edition of Write, The Writers Union of Canada’s magazine. The editor of the magazine, Hal Niedzviecki, decided to preface the edition with an article calling on white writers to engage in cultural appropriation, going so far as to suggest that there should be a “Cultural…
So according to some nutters I am descended from a Guardian of the Holy Grail.
Starting in September, the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be offering a multi-lingual program for kids in Kindergarten and Grade 1. Throughout the day the language of instruction will shift between English, French, Mandarin and Spanish. The goal of the program is to have kids graduate high school fluent…
A couple of weeks ago, Trump was prepared to issue an executive order to start the process of pulling the US out of NAFTA, only he changed his mind after to speaking to Justin Trudeau and the Mexican president on the phone. A report today suggests that White House officials opposed to the NAFTA pullout, called Justin…
Because according to this tweet, they think he funds Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron in addition to the Clintons, Merkel, etc. Etc.
Well, I am glad that is over. On the downside, Le Pen is still projected to get about 35% of the popular vote.
You said it, dude.
So last night I was in the Polish shop picking up some Kielbasa, when I saw these packets of “Fruity Mug” on sale for 2 for a dollar.
A little girl named Anu got a new prosthetic foot, and the reaction of her school friends is nothing short of delightful.
In 1876, the Canadian Government signed Treaty 6 with a number of First Nations in what is now Alberta and Saskatchewan. One of the signatory nations was what is now known as the Young Chippewayan band. As part of the Treaty, the Young Chippewayans were granted 30 square miles in the vicinity of what is now Laird,…
An angry man wrote a letter to the editor denouncing lawn signs that read “Hate has no home here” in Winchester, Ma. 13 year old Luke Macannuco decided to respond, and it was a thing of beauty.
The Ethics committee for the Canadian Senate has recommended that Senator Don Meredith be expelled from the Senate after his improper relationship with a teenage girl came to light. The position of Senator in Canada is an appointed one, so usually a Senator only leaves by retirement. If the recommendation is…
Amanda PL is a white artist who is inspired by the Woodlands school of art founded by the late Norval Morrisseau, an Anishnaabe artist. She was to exhibit her work at a gallery in Toronto, but her show was cancelled after complaints by aboriginal artists.
Kevin O’Leary, best known for having appeared on Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, has pulled out of the race to replace Stephen Harper as leader of he Conservative Party of Canada. O’Leary was widely viewed as “Trump Light”.
So a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about some drama around my youngest niece’s birthday, when her grandmother bought her a fish:
At work today someone seems to have sent out a mass email that went awry. It was intended for caretaking staff, but seems to have gone out to a lot of people who are not caretakers.
On Sunday evening we went to the Annoy Inlaws for Niece’s fifth birthday party. Well, technically it was the “after party” as she had a party with her friends all afternoon. Anyhow, when she opened the present from her grandmother, I cringed a bit.
For over 20 years, the Peel district school board (west of Toronto) has given Muslim students supervised space in schools in which to hold Friday prayers. The accommodation was offered after students were routinely missing a half day of school to attend Friday prayers. Students lead the prayer service, which consists…