Tag Archives: Colonialism

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA?

Canada is seen as a safe haven for many peoples.  When Canada is talked of it is described as a melting pot and as the most diverse place on earth.  Often, it is made to sound like a utopia. It … Continue reading

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SHOWING UP #5: STARING BACK AT THE LOOK SO MANY PEOPLE GIVE YOU

Showing Up #5: Staring Back At The Look So Many People Give You By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I’m used to people staring at me. It happens everyday. And there are different reasons:  my limp my colour my body my handlebar … Continue reading

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AFTER THE SHOOTINGS: A POEM BY QWO-LI DRISKILL

After the Shootings Quanneapague, December 14, 2012 By Qwo-Li Driskill The names of children sharp needles of loss we use to suture the gash of memory that rises from Potatuck land the story bleeds onto us shouts rapid fire crumples … Continue reading

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STEFOKNEE WOLSCHT READS A POEM

Stefoknee Wolscht is fun to hang out with and watch in action. The documentary based on her life, Living 2 Lives/Dying 1000 Deaths, sheds much light on who Stefoknee is and where she came from.   My interview with Stefoknee … Continue reading

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LIVING 2 LIVES/DYING 1000 DEATHS

Living 2 Lives/Dying 1000 Deaths Directed by Dana Greenbaum Starring Stefoknee Wolscht Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Stefoknee Wolscht and I performed at George Brown College in October 2012 as part of We Are Who We Are.  After the event … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: A THANK YOU LETTER FROM A YOUNG CREE WOMAN

Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971.  Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”.  We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: OP ED: “LEST WE FORGET”

Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971.  Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”.  We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, … Continue reading

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