TEA & TWO SLICES | On Inventing Heritage And The Craft Of Truth And Reconciliation
by Sean Orr | Happy Truth and Reconciliation Week! Canada rejects UN rights panel call for review of violence on aboriginal women. “[the] Harper government has been skeptical in part because it allows countries with dubious rights records to criticize Canada”. Yeah, because Switzerland and Norway are super dubious.
So basically…what you’re saying is that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a giant PR scheme? Why is Big Oil funding Reconciliation Week events in Vancouver? That must be a rhetorical question because the answer is obviously “pipelines”.
FNSP Responds to Allegations of Anti-Aboriginal FROSH Chants. “For those students who are alleged to have participated in these acts: ignorance is not the same thing as innocence, and you have the opportunity to learn and thereby grow in understanding, or to disregard this invitation and remain diminished”.
Meanwhile, a Faculty Assistant compares the UBC Staff BBQ lineup to a concentration camp. Seriously. What the hell is in the water out at UBC these days?
Why is the CBC censoring Canadians to protect John Baird? So many questions. Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you selected?
Bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel, with construction to begin in 2017, premier announces. Forget the bridge. I want to know who gets the contract to make the music in that video.
The case against exercise: Man dies while hiking the Grouse Grind.
This is my jam: Reconstructing Gastown, August 1972 (image via). Think of this image every time you hear about Gastown being newly gentrified.