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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 Toronto ON M6M 5E6 Tel: (416) 808-1068 Fax: (416) 808-1002 spyro12d@gmail.com The message refers to […]

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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 describes ‘mind-bogglingly horrendous bang’ as car hits building near Jane and Bloor.” A Sept. 27, […]

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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 growth of Long Branch, New Toronto, and Mimico. The human story of the area began about 10,000 […]

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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 some 24,000 years ago has turned out to hold two surprises for anthropologists. The first […]

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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, Manitoulin Island: 1812 Corbiere Lecture Due to limited seating, please RSVP to rostep@toronto.ca *** OPSBA […]

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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 known for deprecations directed his way by the Scottish author and reformer Robert Gourlay after a visit to Smith’s log cabin east […]