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fredamans
Untitled | Anonymous
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What are the two seasons in Canada?
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Winter and July!

#JokeDay #JulyJam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

#CanadaDay #NativePride
#NoPrideInGenocide

Eggs The opposite of Texas: January and summer 3mo
fredamans @Eggs My sister-in-law lives in Houston!! 😊 3mo
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DebinHawaii
City of the Lost | Kelley Armstrong
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Trying to get back into a couple of monthly challenges with #JulyJourneys

For #CanadaDay 🇨🇦🍁 I am going for a favorite series set in the wilds of the Yukon. I am small kine obsessed with the mysterious hidden Canadian town of Rockton & its often dubious citizens & I have read all 6 books in the series so far. Some are stronger than others, but they always leave me craving the next one.

Bookzombie Another series I need to get to! 1y
MicheleinPhilly I own several of these but have yet to start the series. 1y
Eggs Looks great 📚🇨🇦👍🏼 1y
tpixie Lots of tree branches on the covers! Helps recognize the series! 1y
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Blueberry
The Orenda: A novel | Joseph Boyden
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Some of my farorite reads (and one not😆) from Canadian authors.

#CanadaDay #JulyJourneys
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👍🏼🇨🇦👏🏻 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Leftcoastzen 😢 1y
Gissy So sad!! 1990‘s still using that practice! Unbelievable ☹️😠 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @Gissy yes the last residential school was closed in 1996. This is why it‘s so disgusting that people say “it‘s in the past” and we should just move on. This is still within living memory. 1y
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teebe @gissy @Prairiegirl_reading the last federally-run school closed in 1996 but the last actual residential school didn‘t close until 1997. It was run by the government of the Northwest Territories. (edited) 1y
WanderingBookaneer I did not know thst @teebe . By the way, I ordered the book you tagged yesterday. 1y
teebe @WanderingBookaneer awesome! It focuses on Australia but we see similar issues in Canada and the US. 1y
teebe @WanderingBookaneer as for residential school info, it can sometimes be a mixed bag. The one that closed in 97 (Grollier Hall) is often left out of overviews, unless you‘re specifically googling it. Mainstream coverage tends to take one fact and run with it. Much like how everyone right now is (rightly) focused on the Catholic Church but not discussing that Methodists, Baptists, Anglicans, Presbyterians and the United Church ran them too. (edited) 1y
WanderingBookaneer @teebe: This book mentions the other religions, but says that the Catholic church had twice as many schools as the Protestants. It also says that among Protestants, Anglicans had more schools than the Methodists and Presbyterians. It mentions Baptists, United Church, and Mennonites as well. 1y
WanderingBookaneer @teebe: I‘m interested in Decolonizing Solidarity. I am from Puerto Rico where the Spaniards worked Taíno men to death and raped Taíno females until all that was left after just 50 years of colonization were Taíno genes these women left in our DNA. 1y
tpixie I can‘t believe how ignorant of this I was until watching of all things Anne of Green Gables on Netflix. Then read more about it in (edited) 1y
teebe @WanderingBookaneer yep, anything coming from the TRC or the Aboriginal Healing Foundation / Legacy of Hope are usually good. They did comprehensive research and worked directly with survivors. (edited) 1y
WanderingBookaneer @teebe : Yes, I have been impressed at the sheer number of sources. I have appreciated this conversation with you. Do you have any other reputable sources or other book titles to recommend for those of us who are just beginning to learn more about this? 1y
teebe @WanderingBookaneer for residential schools specifically… book titles are numerous so I always first recommend reading the TRC reports themselves (all TRC documents can be found through the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation). I also recommend looking at resources from the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Their mandate is to educate about this topic so they have a lot resources including videos and podcasts. (edited) 1y
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Purpleness Thanks so much for sharing this. It really gives a clear answer to the dismissive attitude that focuses on “the child mortality rate was higher back then”. 1y
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Gissy Wow! So sad all this information but so important to tell the truth behind these events. Documents destroyed because they wanted to hide the real information. 1y
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wanderinglynn That‘s deplorable. 1y
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ManyWordsLater Terrible. 1y
wanderinglynn The horrors these students must have faced. 😔 1y
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