Keepers of the Earth: Continuing to stand up

[apss_share] This past weekend’s big news about the US Army Corps of Engineers turning down the Dakota Access Pipeline permit was a great victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, as well as for our local supporters, other Indigenous people and earth lovers everywhere. Celebratory #NoDAPL articles, videos and individual posts were

Why Orange Shirt Day matters to everyone

[apss_share] This morning the community will gather to honour residential school survivors and remember the ones who never came home. Orange Shirt Day, an initiative started a few years ago in BC and based on a story from residential school survivor Phyllis Jack-Webstad, is as important a day as any other. It’s a

Keepers of the Earth: Making the switch to organic produce

[apss_share] Nothing beats the welcome return of warm weather to the northeast and the accompanying selection of fresh fruits and vegetables for family get-togethers, BBQs or lunch at the office. Fresh-cut tomatoes on your burger (or veggie burger!), homemade salsa with tomatoes, onions and hot peppers, a giant strawberry spinach salad, maybe

Keepers of the Earth: Earth Day should be everyday

[juiz_sps buttons="facebook, twitter, mail"] The Earth Day we know today was originally founded in 1970 by US senator Gaylord Nelson. Senator Nelson initiated this movement in order to bring greater public and political awareness to the environmental crisis that was emerging and falling upon an apathetic nation. Traditionally as Onkwehón:we people, we

Dialogue is important

[juiz_sps buttons="facebook, twitter, mail"] Contrary to my assumption that every person who dresses in a stereotypical “Pocahottie” and “Indian Warrior” costume is a small-minded bigot, it turns out some aren’t all that bad. I received that reality check recently thanks to former Montreal Alouettes’ football player Brian Brikowski. Brikowski attended a western-themed party

Stop the Pocahotties

[apss_share] A western-themed party organized by the owner of Montreal Alouettes’ football team last week sparked controversy after photos posted to Instagram revealed a few guests wearing stereotypical “Pocahottie” and “Indian Warrior” Halloween costumes. Among those sporting fringe, feathers and face paint was Alouettes’ linebacker Kyries Hebert. When criticized for the costume, Hebert

What the $%# did I just watch?

[juiz_sps buttons="facebook, twitter, mail"] The latest controversy in cultural appropriation news erupted this week when a New Brunswick singer attempted to bring attention to her Acadian roots and failed miserably in the process. Natasha St-Pier’s latest music video for Tous Les Acadiens not only has Indigenous people scratching their head in disbelief,