Supplemental Reading – Robert Falcon Ouellette on the Métis Wars

Sometimes you get lucky, and the fates conspire to hand you a gift. So I already (briefly) introduced Member of Parliament Robert Falcon Ouellette, the MP for Winnipeg Centre. He's the real life human being who stands in contrast to the underwhelming Jim Riley whom Bland has representing a similar region in the novel (Winnipeg … Continue reading Supplemental Reading – Robert Falcon Ouellette on the Métis Wars

41-Alex & Molly have thoughts about Louis…

Now that we’ve established some basic facts about Louis Riel and the ‘Riel Rebellions’ we can take a proper look at how Douglas Bland characterizes this complex man in Uprising.  In my last deconstruction post Molly Grace was about to launch into her own mini-dissertation on the subject of Louis Riel.  Meanwhile, one chapter earlier, … Continue reading 41-Alex & Molly have thoughts about Louis…

Musical Interlude – We are the Halluci Nation

***Before we begin!  In this post I discuss the belief systems of some Indigenous people in Canada and the United States.  I'm doing my best to represent things properly but, as I have said before, I'm not an expert here.  More importantly, the beliefs and philosophies I'm writing about here are held by some First Nations … Continue reading Musical Interlude – We are the Halluci Nation