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The Indigenous Beat

Watch out for those five-letter words!

Just one little word said it all. The newspaper report about some issues troubling members of the public concerning the pending Algonquin Land Claim depicted the sheer immensity of the proposed agreement.

It's not just cows that are stupid!

There’s a fairly large consensus out there that cows are stupid. This is the normal reaction of anyone who has tried to use a car horn to get the attention of a group of them blocking a roadway.

PM doesn't want to attend this party

First Nations know they have a good idea when the Harper government doesn’t want anything to do with it.

The importance of keeping your ears open

They say that, following the Battle of the Little Bighorn, women located George Armstrong Custer’s body and pierced his eardrums with sewing needles.

Why First Nations can’t ‘just get over it’

Probably the most important outcome of the Idle No More movement has been to pique the curiosity of Canadians about exactly what it is that is making the Natives so restless.

Harper has picked some real wieners

By Maurice Switzer Spring is a time when I usually find myself pondering life’s big questions.

Settle it with a hockey summit

For the past nine years Stephen Harper has been writing a book about the history of hockey in Canada.

This Sun sheds no light

That great editorial writer in the sky -- the Sun Media guru whose opinions are regurgitated verbatim every day in several dozen newspapers across Canada -- including our own North Bay Nugget -- has decreed that the answer to dealing with First Natio

History lessons from a bullfrog poacher

A wise man once said that those who don’t learn from their past are doomed to repeat it. That sentiment perfectly fits the Indigenous concept of time as a moving wheel, rather than a straight line.

Former nurse turned to writing to voice strong convictions

JOYCE ATCHESON Born Aug. 7, 1947, Port Arthur, Ontario. Died Nov. 22, 2012, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Joyce Atcheson had a laughing voice.