The Right Words Matter: Aboriginal Terminology in Mainstream Media

The best measure of the under-representation of Indigenous peoples in mainstream Canadian media is the common misuse of the terminology related to them, their communities, and their issues. There are numerous examples to cite, but the one I hear regularly that irritates me the most is referring to a community as a “First Nations reserve”. … Continue reading The Right Words Matter: Aboriginal Terminology in Mainstream Media

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From the archives: Ancient Anonymous Aggression

One of my favourite albums of the last decade or so has been Tomahawk‘s Anonymous. To sum it up in a sentence, it’s a collection comprised mostly of contemporary arrangements of traditional Sioux and Apache songs. I was listening to it on a drive back from the rez on the weekend and was reminded that … Continue reading From the archives: Ancient Anonymous Aggression

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