An APP: Lies, Damned Lies and Satistics

To be a Canadian who lives in Alberta, to use a religious analogy, is a bit like being a non-sectarian believer trapped in a fundamentalist sectarian community. What unites us as Canadians is almost unmentionable, while the sectarian priests prevail, preaching dangerous myths for sectarian purposes. As I read over the UCP’s flyer on its… Continue reading An APP: Lies, Damned Lies and Satistics

Complicity of Silent Leadership

Let’s hope the courage the NDP lacked in the recent election campaign – the courage to critique the disastrous economic record of the UCP, and the Conservatives before them, and to propose a far-sighted alternative for our economy – a vision a majority of Albertans is ready for – will return to its natural home in the social democratic Opposition in the Legislature.

“Stoneface” – Memoir of a Dene Leader.

Kakfwi has now published a memoir, “Stoneface”, that leads us through his life, starting with his early memories of family and community life immersed in the seasonal cycle of life in and on the land. The logic and beauty of that existence was then shattered by the inexplicable kidnapping of his generation and the attempted cultural genocide of which the residential school was the chief instrument.

Our Captured Oil and Gas Regulators: Institutional Racism at Work

Recent months provide fresh evidence that despite Canada’s formal support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), racist decision-making permeates the practices of oil and gas regulators and their political masters.