November 7, 2016
As I dug into the history of the Irish, I was immediately struck by the parallels between the Irish experience of English colonialism and the First Nations experience of it.
November 5, 2016
Our family no longer has a traditional territory, sacred places or the daily routines of life to prompt our collective story-telling, but we have those letters.
October 16, 2016
It never occurred to me that colonialism also had a role to play. That isn’t too surprising, I guess. A sickness has to be named before it can be diagnosed.
September 11, 2016
The problem with family legends -- like history -- is that the facts often get in the way of a neat, clean, and simple story.
August 7, 2016
My foolish acceptance of Morton’s false history, however, is not even the most troubling aspect of this short history of my search for my family’s history.
June 30, 2016
Here’s the strange thing. My grandmother was an Indian, she presented herself to my class as an Indian, but it never occurred to me that I was an Indian too.