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Ethical Space

Ethical Space

OK Saskatchewan…let’s talk.

As I sit here shortening my friend list, and making some real enemies I wonder if there is a way that we can talk, like have the real conversation that needs to happen?  My answer is the ever hopeful, steeped…

Ethical Space

Two Eyed Seeing

Two-Eyed Seeing is a Mi’kmaw concept brought forward by Elder Albert Marshall.  Etuaptmumk, as it is understood in Mi’kmaw, “refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye…

Ethical Space, Resources

Relationships Matter: and here’s why.

The question that I am asked most often in my day-to-day reality is; “How do I Indigenize my classroom?” Or “How do I engage Indigenous learners?” and the answer is deceivingly simple.  The answer is relationship, kinship, and a student…

Ethical Space

Shame on you Bronwyn Eyre

Fortunately it still surprises me when an educated human makes blatantly colonial and racially thoughtless public statements.  This was the case with Bronwyn Eyre’s comments about Saskatchewan education as shared in the House last week.  The fact that they were…

Ethical Space

IT’S OK TO BE WHITE?

There is a story I heard about a man who spends everyday at the pool in the summertime. He is the only one in the pool and becomes accustomed to having it all to himself. One day the pool is…

Ethical Space, Lifestyle

Children’s Peace Prize

There are so many young people in our communities stepping forward to carry the burden of land stewardship, and yet so few ways to honour them. KidsRights.org offers one very spectacular opportunity. Each year they gather nominations from around the…

Ethical Space, Lifestyle

Being an Ally

I am very grateful to Patti Rowley for her leadership as an ally.  Patti has found her calling as someone who can support, highlight and set the stage for groups who struggle to find or share their voice.  This beautiful…

Ethical Space

The Unfair Race

It is always shocking to see inequality in action and the “Unfair Race” video is no exception.  But it is also a cautionary tale.  These kinds of exercises are gut wrenching for participants and easily picked apart by onlookers.  The…

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