‘Sorry for the Genocide’: Breaking Down The Pope’s Apology Tour

By Mikayla Redden A lot has transpired in Canadian Indigenous relations since my last contribution here. Turtle Island has played host to the head of the world’s most powerful religious institution; the head of the British Monarchy, of which Canada is a commonwealth state, has died; and a new leader who has expressed racist andContinue reading “‘Sorry for the Genocide’: Breaking Down The Pope’s Apology Tour”

Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day: From Difficult Conversations to Amplifying Indigenous Voices

By Lynie Awywen Content Warning: The following contains potentially triggering subject matter and includes mentions of residential schools and violence against Indigenous peoples and children September 30th, 2022, marks the second year of the federal statutory holiday known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) in Canada. It also coincides with Orange Shirt Day.Continue reading “Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day: From Difficult Conversations to Amplifying Indigenous Voices”

We Are Not History

By Mikayla Redden I hadn’t been in graduate school more than a month when I noticed something alarming about the Library of Congress (LoC) classification system—the alphanumeric system we, in academic libraries, use to organize our collections. Materials about Indigenous folks in Canada were mostly confined to the E’s. For any readers not familiar withContinue reading “We Are Not History”