Tag Archives: Native rights

A more hopeful tomorrow

PART FIVE: CONCLUSION OF MONUMENTAL WOMEN Finally, one day, I received a welcome response to my inquiries: a nice, tight break down of names, sites, plaques, and reasons for designation. According to this list, there are approximately 150 historical markers … Continue reading

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Take time in life to honour in death

The obituary I wrote on Carol La Prairie made it into this morning’s Globe and Mail and slashed a nasty crease along her face. The sun wasn’t yet up. At -20 it was frigid cold outside my front door; the paper sweated … Continue reading

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More on Noah Augustine, Mi’kmaq Chief

  As promised, I’m adding a link to the published obituary. It was in the paper on Christmas eve, the “Special Holiday Edition.” Although I was pleased it engendered perhaps a larger reading audience than usual, it saddened me to return … Continue reading

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Mi’kmaq storytelling

Here is something that’s both lovely and painful about being an obituary writer. Yesterday I spoke with Noah Augustine’s sister Patricia, requesting an interview. I sat at my desk peeking out my window at bare trees and pavement, a Toronto city-scape. … Continue reading

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Child of a burning legacy

As I suggested in an early blog posting, I write far too many obituaries on rich white men. But the other day my editor at The Globe and Mail assigned me Noah Augustine, a Native rights advocate and Chief from Metepenagiag First … Continue reading

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