Category Archives: Aboriginal Issues – Canada

Kenora Transfer

What is a reverse tuition agreement? Where a First Nation provides funds to a board for on-reserve students attending board schools, and a board provides funds to the same First Nation for board pupils attending the First Nation school, an … Continue reading

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Institutional Via Internet III

In relation to “Institutional Via Internet” and “Institutional Via Internet II“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I believe the hatred passes from parents to children, generation after generation. The best governments can do is suppress its expression in acts … Continue reading

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Pass, No Pass

Wrote about “invisible aboriginals” in the Saskatoon of the 1960s. Neil Remington Abramson added further details. Maybe no Pass System, but one still had to pass the police. Didn’t know about the Pass System and its effects. In place for … Continue reading

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Hand Games

With my younger daughter, used to play what we called “hand game”. She would be on one side of the door, and I on the other. Would put hand under the door at different points, to see if she could … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Religious Wars

There aren’t any, it would appear. With things referenced to the Great Spirit and what one sees in same every day, though nature, there seems to be this direct, daily connection that is largely peaceful, comforting and supportive. What concept … Continue reading

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Bus to Pow Wow

Another bus between Montreal and Toronto, early 1990s. Young man talking to friend about attending Pow Wow competition. Following a competitive circuit. Immersed in culture. Support and strength of pride in the generational referents. Thought about how so many social … Continue reading

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It probably doesn’t matter, except when it did

With respect to “Invisible Aboriginals II“, I had wondered about the use of the term “aboriginal” versus “native”. Don’t know which is the correct term, if either or both. Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): Back then … Continue reading

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Invisible Aboriginals II

In relation to “Invisible Aboriginals“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): When we were kids in Saskatoon, aboriginals were not only invisible, especially on the East side, they were non-existent in town. Saskatoon was surrounded by reserves, … Continue reading

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Generational Influence

In “Board Game: First Point“, research is referenced that prejudices in children are formed when very young, contrary to an assumption of innocence and acceptance. Neil Remington Abramson comments as follows (reproduced with permission): When my daughter was about 3 … Continue reading

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Ethel Blondin-Andrew: This Deal

My friend Neil Remington Abramson has commented on reservations about minority rights in Egypt, through comparisons to aboriginal rights in Canada, referencing the failure of the Charlottetown Accord, among other aspects. The “do as we say, not as we do” … Continue reading

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