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“Peace on Earth” was All It Said

One Tin Soldier (1969) “One Tin Soldier” tells the story of two neighboring tribes, the warlike Valley People and the peaceful Mountain Kingdom which possesses a great treasure buried under a stone. The Valley People demand the treasure. The Mountain … Continue reading

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Finally, an Insight into the Term “Kemosabe”

The Lone Ranger and Tonto I was reading a story of a young First Nations boy who went out on a vision quest (a time-honoured rite of passage into adulthood). He had been told that he would meet seven totem … Continue reading

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Tobacco: From Sacred to Profane and Back Again

The Four Sacred Medicines of the First People Alright. This was a weird dream sequence, even by my standards. Last night, I was being shown tobacco in WordPress posts, mostly extolling its sacred properties. But the ending demonstrated that as … Continue reading

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Canada: A House Divided (cannot stand)*

  Wet’suwet’en territory pipeline protests are being being supported by other indigenous groups across Canada. A fire has been lit in the nation’s soul. An attempt to bring together the hereditary chiefs and government officials was met with miscommunication. They … Continue reading

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Canada: Indigenous Protests Bring Chaos

Battle Lines are Drawn Canada as a nation has been brought to a standstill by some protests across the country. The original grievance of the Indigenous people in British Columbia was the proposed pathway of a pipeline through their territory. … Continue reading

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The Seven Directions

Lakota Wisdom: Circle of Life. The chart above shows the seven directions being matched with our seven chakras. I’m not sure that I totally agree with the Center being linked with the 6th chakra, because it so much more likely … Continue reading

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Anachronism: Ahead by a Century

Anne with an “E” (Season 3) The opening theme song, by The Tragically Hip, should have been a clue from the very beginning of this series. We are being taken down a dark path of this nation’s past, with story … Continue reading

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So Sorry: We have to Apologize again

Justin Trudeau Canadians say ‘sorry’ a lot. It must be something they put in the water. Just yesterday, Trudeau apologized to a Grassy Narrows protestor who crashed a Liberal fundraiser the night before, trying to highlight the mercury poisoning of … Continue reading

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My Original “Rolling Stone”

Pierre-Esprit Radisson I came face-to-face with a solid hologram of myself in last night’s dream: a hint, perhaps, of today’s post. I’ve waited long enough to connect the dots to that life from the middle of the 17th Century. It’s … Continue reading

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Account Reconciliation as a Symbol

Creating Harmony It came up as a dream sequence last night. In my role as bookkeeper, I was attempting to reconcile the differences between an accounting system bank balance and the bank statement. It’s something that I did thousands of … Continue reading

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