A chapter has been brought to a close in the ongoing saga involving McMaster Children’s Hospital’s attempts to force two Six Nations children to undertake chemotherapy against their will.
Relationships are the key to all teachings. Traditional teachings had led me to a place where I now embrace my past. I am able to embrace the child abuse and the systemic neglect I experienced as homeless youth on the downtown eastside of Vancouver.
Two Row Times would like to take a moment to introduce one of our newest writers, Paula Hill. Paula is Cayuga nation, wolf clan and a band member of Six Nations. Her education has included Indigenous Addictions Services Worker, Law Clerk training, and Public Administration and Governance.
In Canada, it would not be unreasonable to say that an Aboriginal woman’s life is not as valued as a non-aboriginal woman’s life.
These are my personal feelings, which came to heart after I read [Gitz Crazyboy’s] “I Wish I Was White.”
I sometimes wish I was not White, not because I feel other Peoples are exalted in stature, but rather because my People, to me personally, make me feel diminished.
On October 27, Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan received a threatening letter from Aboriginal Affairs. It warns of serious consequences if actions are not taken in the next month to comply with the requirements of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act.