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Trans Beauty, Grief, and Bodily Autonomy ❀

by Dallas Cant CW: anti-trans violence, trans loss, death.This may be a particularly heavy post. If you are struggling and need to talk to someone, Trans Life Line is a resource that you might find useful. They are a grassroots hotline that is operated by and for trans people. In Canada, call (877) 330-6366 ; […]

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It’s coming on the festive season

How to celebrate? This time last year we couldn’t get together with friends and family because of Covid. This year, so many fellow Canadians are struggling with climate change crisis. In this post we want to ask, what, if anything, makes this still a wonderful life? Yesterday on my walk along the beach in the […]

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Anti-bullying attitudes and Anti-vax protests: who’s bullying who?

by Jaque and Fiona A big thanks to Lisa Rosen and Linda Rubin for drawing our attention to October being the National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in the USA on our P/I/K blog. According to Canadian School Counsellor Magazine, https://canadianschoolcounsellor.com National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is also observed in many Canadian schools. Doing a little internet […]

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Back in Class (Masks and Civility)

What happens when you don’t feel relief after getting double vaxx? As Fiona, Jaque and Dallas talk we name a kind of anxiety that washes over as we move back, in micro ways, to in-person outdoor and indoor gatherings. There are reminders to be patient and civil at grocery stores, medical spaces and restaurants. Front […]

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Reflections on Returning to School in Fall 2021?

Thoughts from Fiona Green and Dallas Cant What a wild time to be living through. This phrase, like many other pandemic ‘taglines’ I’ve picked up over the last year and a half, has been routinely on my tongue. When thinking about the return to school and teaching, it’s the first thing that comes to my […]

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Back to School in the 4th wave

Just when we thought it was safe to go out again, hoping for a return to some sense of normalcy in the September school term, we are hitting a red alert about rising Delta variant numbers. For parents of school age children this marks the third school year that will likely offer students restrictions rather […]

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Pollinators + Climate Justice

In “Fire and Ice,” Jaque asked whether or not there is any Climate Justice of Hope? As I gaze out of my little apartment to the smoke filled skies, I find myself asking the same question, will we see Climate Justice? As communities and reserves across Treaty One are evacuated, I recognize the privilege of […]

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Fire and Ice

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-june-30-2021-1.6085919 Is there any Climate Justice of Hope? I wonder if the climate is changing even faster than we thought? I just read The Water Will Come,  by  Jeff Goodell–in it, he warns of coastal cities going under water as seas rise and storms stir the waters, and says without taking action this will be inevitable by the […]

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Another small cautious step toward reconciliation

Today, the Senate of Canada in a vote of 61-10, approved a bill C-15 to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It’s been a long time coming. The UN declaration, endorsed by Canada in 2010, affirms the rights of Indigenous Peoples to self-determination and to their language, culture and traditional lands. […]

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Settlement small step in reconciliation

A settlement of $10,000 in a class-action law suit involving hundreds of people left out of residential school compensation is to be paid by the Canadian Federal Government to each “day scholar” who attended residential schools during the day and returning home each night. The Federal Government is also providing a $50 million into a […]