Stories of Prince Albert

Connie Sampson

Blanket Game

The blanket game is a way of learning the history of indigenous rights over the past 500 years. It is quite an eye opener. For example, did you know that the pope in 1493 proclaimed that any land not occupied by Christians was open for ‘discovery’? 

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Canada 1867 or 1917

I remember the day I told my Eldest Son about what was then called the militia – now called the army reserves - to avoid sharing a name with the notorious white supremacists in the USA who call themselves The Militia.

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Just Pay it Forward.

Paying forward isn’t always as easy as we might think. Sure, you can pay for the order of the people in the line behind you at a drive through. But taking a look around and seeing a favour you can do for someone isn’t quite as easy. I still have a lot more looking to do. I always will have I think. I have been blessed by some very kind strangers.

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What if I do nothing?

The day after American president Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, millions of people around the world marched in protest of his pre-election hate-filled proclamations against women, Muslims, Mexicans and how many others?

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One day last summer, I was detouring around an intersection on 22nd Street East. I saw four city workers standing around a hole watching one man dig. I wished that I had a camera with me, because I could have settled once and for all, the ‘workers just standing around doing nothing’ assumption people make.

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