A Settler Survey

On this, Settler Education’s publication day, I’d like to ask you non-indigenous Canadian sorts some questions. I’ve read some of the poems in this book in public, in Ontario, and I’ve found myself needing to first find out what audiences know about the stories and events told in this book, a good number of them … Continue reading A Settler Survey

The Day After

The photo below was taken 130 years ago today (May 16). This is Louis Riel in the foreground, the day after he gave himself over to the Canadian government’s army at (or near) the Métis settlement of Batoche, in what is now Saskatchewan. Riel’s surrender brought to a halt (in whole or in part) a … Continue reading The Day After