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Something that holds memory

In the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island a woman of some quiet authority and grace generously gave me the name of various objects in Ojibwa. Seeking to see her breadth I finally pointed at my laptop. A computer … Continue reading

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Reel Injun

The opening gala for the Guelph Festival of Moving Media this past Friday featured Neil Diamond‘s Reel Injun. That’s not the singer but the Director from Waskaganish on James Bay in northern Quebec. This 2009 documentary was both interesting and … Continue reading

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The Night Wanderer

Drew Hayden Taylor‘s 2007 novel, The night wanderer (Annick Press Ltd.), is about a 350 year old Anishinaabeg (Ojibway) Vampire meeting a modern Ojibway (Anishinaabeg) teenage girl. It has the subtitle ‘A Native Gothic Novel’ but I beg to differ … Continue reading

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Sainte Marie among the Wendat

I’ve been to the Sainte-Marie among the Hurons historical site three times (once in the seventies as a child, 2 years ago and this past week) and enjoyed it very much each time. What was a fun family trip when … Continue reading

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