My Poem for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Several weeks ago I won an award for poetry at the annual Word Guild Awards Gala in Toronto. I was not able to attend, so I’m grateful that my buddy Tim Huff was able to accept on my behalf. Tim is the illustrator and co-author with Cheryl Bear on a magnificent children’s book, The Honour Drum, […]
Freedom Is Coming: Report on City Councillors’ Trip to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
…we are well on our way to a new and mutually flourishing relationship with our good neighbours at Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
Open (time sensitive) Letter to Church Pastors and Administrators re: Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road
This is our chance to join in on the better history of Christ’s Church rising up to champion the marginalized and oppressed, as mandated in Micah 6:8…
Lessons From Bono and George Bush re: Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road
This is a matter of local, regional and national justice and integrity with symbolic potential to begin a sea-change in relations between First Nations and Canadian Settler peoples….
Justice In Principle – Freedom In Deed
“Over the sad century of Canada’s relationship with Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, thuggery has been afoot… “
Shoal Lake 40 – Situation Synopsis and Request
What we are asking of our Federal Government is for the same level of good faith and commitment that has been shown by the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba, which is a commitment, in principle, to the completion of Freedom Road….
Open Letter To Prime Minister Stephen Harper Regarding Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
“We have a huge opportunity in front of us,” said Chief Erwin Redsky reflecting on the symbolic nature of this particular struggle…