The Journey Begins

  By Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith Welcome to my new blog! I hope that this blog will grow and be as popular as my one that I previously had at blogspot.com. I decided to challenge myself with a new blog and a new look for the new year. Please feel free to contact me if you…

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One way of Coping Through These Difficult Times

By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith I still remember the day our world as we knew it turned upside down. We went from going wherever we wanted, socializing with friends, attending events, and going back and forth to work. Then BOOM…. the news hit-COVID 19 had hit throughout the world, and our actions were all scaled back.…

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Reconciliation? What is it?

I often wonder what reconciliation means. Does it mean that non Indigenous people will finally understand what we as Indigenous people have gone through? Will they understand how first impact affected us? Will they care that it was first contact that changed our way of life. Changed our traditions and how it affected the way…

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Remembering Ni mamaa pan and the day she passed

By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith Remembering Ni Mama: I remember the dream as though it happened yesterday. You know the one where I woke up short of breath and counting 1…2…3… in order to try and calm myself down. In the dream, I had received a call saying “Christine, I’m sorry your mom has passed away.”  In…

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When Worldviews Collide

By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith When Worldviews Collide The First Nations peoples of Canada have a particular understanding of the ways in which the world came into being, and the ways they have come into being as a people. This particular knowledge is often conveyed through story/myth and legend, and it is through these venues that…

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Review of Highway of Tears

Review: “Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” Reviewed By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith “Highway of Tears: A true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls,” is written by journalist Jessica McDiarmid and…

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Poetry- Wounds By Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith

Wounds open And fester inside Bringing forth a pain I cannot adequately describe Wounds open And fester inside Though I know I’m not alone And there’s countless other Sixty Scoopers who feel the same My pain from yesterday Compounds with today’s And becomes fresh once more. Wounds open And fester inside Bringing forth a pain…

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