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A generation gone

There was an odd feeling when I arrived in Moosonee this spring for the goose hunt.

The Thing That Flies

I recall my early infatuation with “kah-mee-nah-mee-kok,” literary translated from Cree as “the thing that flies” or in modern English as “airplanes.”

Everyone loves a party.

The food, the music, the dancing, the chance that you will be charged for a crime committed by someone else… yes, Canada’s criminal law has its own definition of what (or who) counts as a party, which may or may not be your idea of a good time.

Beyond the Books

To be honest, Your Honour, I’m a bit of a daydreamer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Mammograms and Breast Lumps?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout this month we raise awareness about breast health, breast cancer and encourage women to go for their breast screening mammogram.

Life Just Got Better For The Children Of Attawapiskat

Congratulations to everyone in Attawapiskat who fought so hard over many years to lobby for the construction of a new public school.

Meditation By Tractor

I have been thinking lately of buying a tractor.

To my Eabametoong Brothers of Bushtown

To the northeast of Thunder Bay, somewhere between here and the shores of Hudson Bay, lies a quiet, desolate, yet majestic and scenic piece of land.

Contemplating the missing, murdered sisters

I was at the opening of Walking with Our Sisters exhibit here in Thunder Bay.

Getting Ready For Winter

The forest surrounding the lake and near my cottage is dense with pine, birch and poplar trees, all kinds of brush, blueberry plants, mushrooms and plentiful wildlife.

The Magic Bus Ride

I took a road trip recently to southern Quebec to meet my mom Susan in Trois-Riveries...

Practice Sun Safety and Protect Your Skin

As much as we enjoy the feeling of the warm sun on our skin it’s also important to protect yourself from the potential harms the sun can have on our health.

The Legacy Of Laughter

I awoke today to the sad news that Robin Williams had passed away...

‘Your problems with me are not my problems’

We are coming down to the last couple of weeks of summer...