Valentine’s Rally

Valentine's day is a good time to remember our missing sisters - in the memory of the murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada (over 500 in the past twenty years). Today was the fourth time an annual rally was organized in Toronto by group called No More Silence.
Valentine's day is a good time to remember our missing sisters - the murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada (over 500 in the past twenty years). Today was the fourth time an annual rally was organized in Toronto by a group called No More Silence.

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Flight, revenge, Gaza

I had given up reading Sherman Alexie already many years ago – I can’t remember which book of his I was reading thinking I’ve already read it, so repetitive his stories had become book after book. After Joseph Boyden won the 15th annual Giller Prize for his novel Through Black Spruce in November, I realized I need to catch up with and update myself with Native literature. I turned to my wonderful colleague Lee Maracle and asked if she has a copy (I figured trying to get it through the public library after him winning the prize would be hopeless). Based on Boyden’s previous writings, she however wasn’t too thrilled but told me to read Sherman Alexie instead. I mention to her I got tired of him a long time ago but she told me to read Alexie’s latest novel, Flight (2007), is a total turnaround from anything he’s written before and a must-read.

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