Shuana Niessen

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Treaty 4 Gathering

It is surprising really that I grew up here and it wasn’t until my fifties that I became aware of treaty. Certainly, I’d heard the term before, mostly to do with tax exemption and status, but I didn’t realize that treaty was about living and walking in a good way with one another.

Economy of Privilege

Privilege: a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor. ~Merriam-Webster dictionary Lately there’s been a lot of talk about being White and the unearned privileges associated with this social racial classification. In looking at the often-taken-for-granted privileges of being White in North America, I asked the…

Reflections on Citizenship

Okay, so I’ve been thinking about citizenship and how this concept relates to rights and responsibilities in the lives of school-aged children. I am considering the question of who has the greatest right and responsibility to decide what is in the best interest of children when it comes to the…