18-The devil’s not in the ‘big picture’

***This next post is actually covering two short sections dealing with Will Boucanier as he conducts his Recce of the road leading into the James Bay region.  Since they bracketed Bill Whitefish’s briefing and were relatively short, I’m dealing with them together right here.*** So we’re back in Radisson with Bill the Pirate as he … Continue reading 18-The devil’s not in the ‘big picture’

Kanehsetake (2) – The .50-cal at Oka…

***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…

Film Studies – Kanehsetake: 270 Years of Resistance

***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

Why Am I Losing My Shit Over a Stupid Book?

***So this is my 20th Post!  I'll have next part of the deconstruction coming up tomorrow, but since this is a (modest) milestone for me, I figured this was a good time to post a slightly more philosophical essay.*** ***Also, like I said in a previous post here, I wrote the first draft of this … Continue reading Why Am I Losing My Shit Over a Stupid Book?