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 question: “Why do we talk […]


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 issue of school attendance and […]


Road or River?

The Road not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps […]