Indigenous people have had to fight for recognition of every right we have. And we…
We don’t need, and we don’t want, a devil’s advocate to set us right about…
This week I talk to Chelsea Vowel, Brooke Torgerson, Carey Newman, Conrad Saulis, Doug Jarvis, Karen Lawford, and Nahnda Garlow about identity.
Doug lacks even an interest in the mechanics of charm, and his style tends more toward resentment. But resentment is a cheque that someone will eventually cash if only you carry it around long enough.
We’ve reached the point at which no one can be under an illusion, unless of course it’s an illusion of one’s willful choosing. President Trump’s administration is nothing more, but also nothing less, than the giant con and tax-avoidance scheme of every palace-and-botox Word-of-God blowhard.
They did not ask for the journey, and we don’t want to know too much about it, but they return holding a marvellous gem that they alone can explain. A gem from a dream of the departed who haunt them. A dream not of the day but of the relentless, interminable day. A fascinating gem that I do not want to ever hold.
The two solitudes of Saskatchewan, the reserve and the farm, remain as estranged as ever, and Indigenous people everywhere hold their breath in anticipation of a trial they don’t dare allow themselves to believe will be fair and impartial.
On Episode 93 of The Roundtable, I talk money, personal finance, and financial literacy with Terry Goodtrack (CEO, AFOA Canada).
The Indian residential school debate is and has always been about the right of one ethnic or cultural group to dominate and absorb another.
Angie Abdou is the author of “In Case I Go.” She and Frank Busch talk about the making of this novel.
I have seen sun-bleached photos, of aunts and uncles, the happy brides and grooms whose future self will divorce and remarry, or perhaps not, retaining across the decades some small semblance of this person frozen in time, covered in wedding confetti, surrounded by those I remember as once living among us.
Peter Barker, in a New York Times article, “A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires,” catalogues a number of occasions on which Mr. Trump and his staff have been asked whether the president is racist. Well, I mean, if saying he’s not a racist is in your speaking notes …
On Episode 91 of The Roundtable Podcast, I talk with Aylan Couchie about public sculpture, memorials, and cultural appropriation.
Last Summer, Garnet Angeconeb met with Senator Lynn Beyak to reconcile. Now he says she should resign.