Year: 2015

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Final Report Executive Summary, 2015 – Critique

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada final report executive summary (2015) overemphasizes the negative and under-reports the positive. The lessons from the painful accounts need to be translated into more than a blueprint for “stratospheric rights,” particularly since not all Indigenous people are on the same page when it comes to this executive summary.

Jay Peterson’s Posters for the Canadian Mental Health Association – London-Middlesex Branch, Mental Health Week, 1952

My mother Jay Peterson designed two posters for the Canadian Mental Health Association – London-Middlesex Branch Mental Health Week in 1952. One was a functional family montage and the other was a dysfunctional one. I will leave it up to you to decide if these posters are still relevant today.

A Review of Calvin Helin’s Dances With Spirits: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World

A review of Tsimshian author Calvin Helin’s Dances With Spirits: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World (2014). Helin’s Dances With Dependency: Indigenous Success Through Self-Reliance (2006) and The Empowerment Mindset: Success Through Self-Knowledge (2012) are also discussed.