Let’s get past the need for apologies about the past

If apologies must flow if reconciliation is to be achieved in Canada, native groups should also issue regrets for their bygone evils

Let’s get past the need for apologies about the past
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If apologies must flow if reconciliation is to be achieved in Canada, native groups should also issue regrets for their bygone evils

Where is the wisdom and conciliation from Indigenous leaders?

Creating a greater divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is not likely to benefit people in the long run

Where is the wisdom and conciliation from Indigenous leaders?
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Creating a greater divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is not likely to benefit people in the long run

The coronation of Pierre Trudeau

Fifty years ago tomorrow, Trudeau was declared winner of the federal Liberal Party’s leadership race. Two weeks later he was prime minister

The coronation of Pierre Trudeau
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Fifty years ago tomorrow, Trudeau was declared winner of the federal Liberal Party’s leadership race. Two weeks later he was prime minister

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”

One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”
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One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Don’t judge historic figures without knowledge of our history

Canadian curriculums fail students when it comes to teaching the content necessary to have informed, intelligent debate

Don’t judge historic figures without knowledge of our history
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Canadian curriculums fail students when it comes to teaching the content necessary to have informed, intelligent debate

Let’s stop gratuitously thrashing historical reputations

Emily Murphy should be celebrated for her accomplishments and how they changed Canadian society for the better, not reviled for her shortcomings

Let’s stop gratuitously thrashing historical reputations
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Emily Murphy should be celebrated for her accomplishments and how they changed Canadian society for the better, not reviled for her shortcomings

Enduring words of wisdom on reconciliation

If we had listened to Pierre Trudeau, we would no longer be talking about reconciliation – we would be at least part way there

Enduring words of wisdom on reconciliation
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If we had listened to Pierre Trudeau, we would no longer be talking about reconciliation – we would be at least part way there

Stephen Harper in the rearview mirror

Calling the Harper years a particularly dark time for Canada is partisan fiction, not reality

Stephen Harper in the rearview mirror
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MURPHY Calling the Harper years a particularly dark time for Canada is partisan fiction, not reality (PREMIUM membership content)

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century Alberta

Christmas was more primitive in the 18th  and mid-19th century, but it was still Christmas – joy and fellowship were, and are, its primary expression

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century Alberta
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Christmas was more primitive in the 18th  and mid-19th century, but it was still Christmas – joy and fellowship were, and are, its primary expression

The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days

Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company

The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days
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This is part 2 in our series The Orkney islands

Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company