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Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in First Nation ruling a game-changer for all – June 27, 2014 CBC article

Updates A July 14, 2014 CBC article is entitled: “Tsilhqot’in ruling to be a focus at First Nations’ meeting in Halifax.” A Sept. 29, 2014 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Underwater discovery near Haida Gwaii could rewrite human history.” … Continue reading

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Do you recall the Oka crisis?

We know a fair amount is know about human memory – what it is, how it works, and how sometimes it fails us. Among other things as Daniel L. Schacter (2001) notes, memory is subject to blocking, misattribution, bias, persistence, … Continue reading

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Legacy of the summer of 1990 Oka crisis

I became interested in learning about the Oka crisis after I began reading about the history of the community – Cartierville – in Montreal where I grew up, after arriving in Canada at the age of five. As I’ve noted … Continue reading

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The Luminaries (2013) is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize and Governor General’s Award for Fiction

I heard about The Luminaries (2013), by Eleanor Catton, through Twitter mentions, articles at CBC and elsewhere, and CBC radio segments highlighting the book’s receipt of the 2013 Man Booker Prize. A Feb. 19, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald article is … Continue reading

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Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part (Partha Chatterjee, 2012)

“Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part.” These words are from the preface of The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012) by Partha Chatterjee. … Continue reading

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“We have met the enemy … and he is us” (Cowboys & Aliens, 2011; The War of the Worlds, 1938)

For a course, which I much enjoyed, in film and sound editing that I’ve recently completed at Ryerson University, I’ve submitted a final assigned paragraph – which I’ve broken into shorter paragraphs for posting to this website – concerning the … Continue reading

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Colonel Samuel Smith Park and address on Thirty Ninth Street in Long Branch featured in wiretap evidence

I was interested to learn that a recent police report related to Rob Ford’s activities mentions Colonel Samuel Smith (misspelled in the report as “Colonial Samuel’s”) Park. The report notes (p. 22 in the PDF file, which is p. 51 … 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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Lecture Invitation: Women and the War of 1812 – Nov. 14, 2013

The following message, forwarded by David Juliusson, is from Sean Fraser of the Ontario Heritage Trust: Friends and colleagues, You are invited to attend the exciting speakers series event, “War on the Homefront; Women and the War of 1812,” presented … Continue reading

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What can we learn about evidence-based practice when we read about Tecumseh?

The October 2013 issue of Fife & Drum, the the newsletter of The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common, can be accessed here: fife-and-drum-oct-2013 When I first encountered the newsletter, I printed it out and found that the font … Continue reading

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