On Aboriginal Veterans’ Day

Today is Aboriginal Veterans’ Day in Canada. I suppose this is a necessary part of the process of Truth and Reconciliation for our nation, but I find it an ambivalent undertaking. It’s necessary, because so many Aboriginal men, and women, served in Canada’s Armed Forces despite their civilian status placing them in a position of…

Remembrance: A Day of Questions

This Remembrance Day, as ever, i think about my father, and the lessons he taught in his life, things i continue to ponder now that i’m a parent. What will my life teach my child? As i sat in her school gym listening to the little kids reciting In Flanders Fields, while above them hung…