***A couple of points before I begin, this post is a difficult one to write, not only because of the subject matter (which includes PTSD, drug abuse and self-harm) but the fact that a lot of the details surrounding the events are not officially know. As such, I am going to speculating somewhat. For civilian … Continue reading Kanehsatake (3) – Face to Face
So! Alex Gabriel is the recently recruited prospect to the NPA who is about to be deployed to one of the crucial fronts of the coming war. He is a Real Soldier® who always leads from the front, and the front he’s about to be transferred to is expected to get extremely hot, so naturally … Continue reading 17-The Intersectional Molly Grace
Okay, so last week I pointed out the NPA’s business dealings with drug smugglers could potentially backfire. Especially if discovered by members of the Movement who’d experienced or witnessed the horrors of drug addiction? Personally I would have thought that this might have been a serious plot hole, but right after that we get this … Continue reading 16-Romeo Echo Mike Foxtrot
***A quick note on historical sources before I begin. There is at least some confusion amongst the main sources I’m using (Harry Swain Oka: A Political Crisis and its Legacy, Geoffrey York & Loreen Pindera's People of the Pines: The Warriors and the Legacy of Oka, and Timothy Winegard's Oka: A Convergence of Cultures and … Continue reading Kanehsetake (2) – The .50-cal at Oka…
***Fair warning for any military readers! The documentary film Kanehsetake: 270 Years of Resistance by Ojibwe film maker Alanis Obomsawin is hard to watch. This is a film made by the people on the other side of the wire and they are not fans of the army or the Canadian government as a whole. This makes … Continue reading Film Studies – Kanehsetake: 270 Years of Resistance
I know that Bill Whitefish is laying out the organization of the NPA using a white board and a hand drawn chart, but it really does feel like a Power Point presentation. The way we just move from one topic to another is too much like a clicking over to the next slide in the … Continue reading 15-Politics as Usual?
As I've said before, this deconstruction started originally as a project for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is an online challenge where you sign up to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in one month. I’d completed the challenge before writing pure fiction, but a few years back, as I was battling a serious … Continue reading 14-“Quotation Marks”