Supplemental Reading – In Peace, Prepared

Andrew B. Godefroy's history 'In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaption in Canada's Cold War Army' traces the history of Canada's post-Second World War military.  This was a remarkable decade, where Canada emerged from the War with a huge army and a wealth of experience, demobilized to almost nothing, then rebuilt within the span of a decade.  All the … Continue reading Supplemental Reading – In Peace, Prepared

Residential Schools & the Sixties Scoop – Some Basic History

A Note Before We Begin: ***I realized a little while back that I was going to have to set down some of the basics about the Residential School System in Canada, and I'm kind of freaked out by the prospect.  The issue here is - like I've said many times before - I'm not Indigenous.  … Continue reading Residential Schools & the Sixties Scoop – Some Basic History

Film Studies – Rocks at Whiskey Trench

***Around a decade following the Oka Crisis, First Nations filmmaker Alanis Obomwasin revisited to subject with two further documentaries.  Rocks at Whiskey Trench, and Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man which can be seen at the National Film Board website here, and at the NFB's Youtube channel.  Due to the technological limitations of my laptop, all still … Continue reading Film Studies – Rocks at Whiskey Trench