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Rising Rivers project – Call for First Nations volunteer ambassadors

The following message has been forwarded to me by Barbara Spyropoulos, on whose mailing list I am following my involvement, which was of a minor nature, with the Étienne Brûlé/Wendat project. Barbara Spyropoulos CPLC 12 Division Toronto Police Service 200 Trethewey Drive … Continue reading

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Étienne Brûlé / First Nations event took place on Sept. 13, 2015 at 222 Riverside Drive

Updates: An April 15, 2016 Globe and Mail article by Bob Rae is entitled: “Attawapiskat is not alone: Suicide crisis is national problem.” An April 23, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “West-end residents call for traffic light after fatal crash: Neighbour … Continue reading

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Significance of the late 1880s for New Toronto and the First Nations of western Canada

In a previous post, I’ve noted that by July 1, 1895, a radial railway extended all the way from Toronto to Etobicoke Creek in what is now south Etobicoke. The arrival of the railway had a significant impact on the population … Continue reading

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24,000-year-old body is kin to both Europeans and North American First Nations – Nov. 20, 2013 New York Times

The Nov. 20, 2013 New York Times article – entitled: “24,000-Year-Old Body Is Kin to Both Europeans and American Indians” – begins as follows:     The genome of a young boy buried at Mal’ta near Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia … Continue reading

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Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812 (Nov. 14, 2012) ; OPSBA letter; Toronto’s new chief city planner shares views on walking to school (Dec. 5, 2012)

Heritage Toronto has informed us of an upcoming lecture on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7 p.m., titled “Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812,” given by Alan Ojiig Corbiere, former Executive Director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeng, … Continue reading

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The American Revolution, the First Nations, and Colonel Samuel Smith

My interest in military history arises from my current documentary project in Long Branch where I live. One of the personalities associated with Long Branch is Colonel Samuel Smith who faught in the Wars of the American Revolution. Not much is known about Colonel Smith. He’s perhaps best … Continue reading

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ACO newsletter: CBC Radio’s Day Six examines how remnants of Canada’s first Parliament Buildings unearthed under Toronto car wash

The following item is from a recent newsletter, available at this link, of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario: CBC Radio’s Day Six examines how remnants of Canada’s first Parliament Buildings were found underneath a Toronto car wash The car wash … Continue reading

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Help Develop Ontario’s First Culture Strategy

The following message (my thanks to David Juliusson for passing it along to me) is from the Government of Ontario: Help Develop Ontario’s First Culture Strategy Government Hosting Culture Talks Across the Province Ontario is seeking input from across the … Continue reading

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MCHS 2015: If you have a choice regarding mall destinations, while in Toronto, Sherway Gardens is a good option

The Stay Inn is the hotel, close to Sherway Gardens and not far from Cloverdale Mall. where a number MCHS grads and spouses will be staying on the weekend of the Oct. 17, 2015 MCHS ’60s Reunion. I’ve recently been involved … Continue reading

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The value of first-hand accounts, presented within an evidence-based, fact-checked, corroborated context

An Oct. 16, 2014 article at the Times Higher Education website is entitled: “Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall, by Hester Vaizey.” I learned of this text from an Oxford University Press Twitter account that … Continue reading

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