Anishinaabe elder fights to rid himself of name imposed in forced baptism 75 years ago

Ejinagosi Kistabish still remembers clinging to the side of a taxi as he watched his parents drive away from Saint-Marc-de-Figuery residential school in Amos, Que. after they showed up for a visit. Kistabish, now 75, says he still has “to cope with that scene” — the snowfall, the November chill, his tears and seven-year-old hands…

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Sask. police remove roadblocks for Indigenous people reclaiming names

Indigenous people whose names were changed by the residential school system will have an easier time reclaiming their names thanks to a change by police across Saskatchewan. The new move by the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police will remove barriers for those who are seeking to reclaim their Indigenous names…

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Residential schools tried to eradicate Mi’kmaw. The language needs help to survive Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn

Teacher Noreen Sylliboy stands in front of a class of Grade 5 students and starts with a simple lesson that names the days of the week and the seasons, speaking in a language that only a few thousand Nova Scotians know.  She is trying to do her part to revitalize Mi’kmaw, a language that Canada’s […]

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