Two Cents Blog

Pretendians in our midst

Hill Times November 8, 2021 Pretendian: Canadian of settler descent and values who claims to be Indigenous in order to gain monetary benefit. And so deeply …
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A change is going to come

Hill Times April 5, 2021 Don’t talk about racism. It’s a sign that there may be an election close. Many racist acts have occurred in Quebec …
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Stay safe

Hello IRG Clients, colleagues, and friends, We are all adjusting to a new way of living and working and the IRG is no different. We taking …
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Why we need more Indigenous heroes

Hill Times March 9 2020 On Friday, March 6, Canada’s largest celebration of Indigenous leadership occurred in Ottawa, the Indspire Awards. The national organization notes “the …
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When is an apology good enough?

Hill Times September 23, 2019, Rose LeMay As most Canadians, I watched the brownface incident and response on September 18 and felt a range of emotions, …
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Hey Allies! Do the work.

As people gathered to mark and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day this past June 21, you may have noticed a land acknowledgement given in recognition …
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Proud to support Tanya Talaga

With acknowledgement to Tanya Talaga. The Indigenous Reconciliation Group was honoured to support Anishnabe author Tanya Talaga who was selected for the 2018 Massey Lectures.  The CBC …
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New Year, same old racism

As January comes to an end we find ourselves in the midst of strange days. The world has marked the anniversary of Trumpism alongside the …
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Collaboration not appropriation

When it comes to the world of fashion, there are countless examples of cultural appropriation ranging from those that profit off of tired stereotypes and …
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Back to School

September is here and in cities across Canada many parents are picking up last minute supplies and clothing for the kids to go back to …
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What is reconciliation?

Based on a speech given by Rose LeMay, at the public launch of the IRG. As many political and policy wonks did, I watched Barack Obama’s …
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A new GG and a missed opportunity

By Destine Lord, IRG director and proud Canadian of Afro-Caribbean descent There is no doubt that Julie Payette is an impressive woman with even more impressive …
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