Apology to Native Americans in the U.S.: current discussions

Thanks to Native American Minnesota, I was introduced to some public discussions and documents concerning efforts to obtain a national apology to American Indians in the United States, and Geff Wigley at NAM considers how Minnesota might learn from and adapt Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission — see “Does Minnesota needs its own Truth and… Read More Apology to Native Americans in the U.S.: current discussions

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR ABORIGINALS IN CANADA: Links to Key Resources

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR ABORIGINALS IN CANADA TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION Mandate for Truth and Reconciliation Commission June 1, 2008 – Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Formally Established and Operational Statement of the Commissioners of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission concerning the apology to be made by the Prime Minister… Read More RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR ABORIGINALS IN CANADA: Links to Key Resources

Repossession, Decolonization, and Anthropology: The Return of First Nations Remains

“Members of the Tseycum First Nation from the Saanich Peninsula of southern Vancouver Island arrived home from New York City Thursday morning with some deeply personal cargo that left the island more than a century ago” (CBC News, “First Nations remains return home to Vancouver Island: Spent decades at American Museum of Natural History in… Read More Repossession, Decolonization, and Anthropology: The Return of First Nations Remains

“Canada” — Dealing with the Hate Crime: Prime Minister’s Apology to Aboriginals this Wednesday (2.2)

Following up on the last post about “Canada,” there was news today that “Canadian” Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be making a formal apology to aboriginals this coming Wednesday, at 3:00pm, in the parliament in Ottawa. This apology is specifically for the treatment of aboriginals in the residential schools. Aboriginal leaders are asking the wider… Read More “Canada” — Dealing with the Hate Crime: Prime Minister’s Apology to Aboriginals this Wednesday (2.2)