Royal Roads: Forgotten Labour Series 1

From the Archives: Forgotten Labour Abstract: Some of us are familiar with the narratives of Chinatown communities, those labourers who shaped the rail and mining economy but less is known about the cooks and labourers who worked for wealthy European settler families. Link to Full Article

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Diversity Statement

The importance of diverse knowledge’s and learning practices is rooted in my identity as an urban mixed-race Indigenous woman. My praxis is shaped not only by theoretically grounded pedagogy, but also by my experiential knowledge, my relationship with my ancestors, my multiple identities, and the dialogues in which I engage on a daily basis. I […]

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Book Review | fatty legs: a true story

fatty legs: a true story Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton Art by Liz-Amini-Holme This true story of 8-year-old Inuvialuit girl Olemaun Pokiak or Margaret as noted later in the story, unveils the 60-year secret of her nickname, “fatty legs” and her literacy journey. Through the first-person narrative, she recounts her experience in boarding school and […]

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Book Review | The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie Art by Ellen Forney Based on Alexie’s own experience, his first novel for young adults takes us through the life of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Dealing with medical challenges since birth, Junior gets picked on and beaten up […]

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