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Here are two quick clips that address some real problems that we are facing as Canadians. Both feature Wab Kinew and deal with current Aboriginal issues that are relevant to all Canadians.

The clip below is an interview from George Stoumboulopoulos Tonight. Here he discusses some of the issues facing Aboriginal people in Canada today. He also talks about the power of language and music (including some key concepts that we will discuss this semester).

If you're interested in this stuff, check out the CBC series 8th Fire using the link below.


Article posted March 7, 2012 at 02:13 PM • comment • Reads 98 • see all articles

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My name is Jody Ferguson. I am 32 years old. I am married and have two children - Alexis (13) and Aiden (7). I am a very busy hockey/drama/Girl Guides/roller derby mom who also loves good music, tattoos and Coca-Cola. I teach English Language Arts at both the Mcleod Adult Learning Centre and the Transcona Adult Learning Centre. I love my job! jferguson@retsd.mb.ca

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