ARTICLES BY Steve Bonspiel

Coming out with a smile

Roderick Rabbitskin got his job at CBC North partially because he wanted to address the under-representation of women on the airwaves. At the time, very few women were playing large roles in politics, but they were also all but invisible in every type of leadership capacity. When he started in 1993, his ... read more ››

An apology is nothing without change

The Canadian government apologized a couple of weeks ago to 87 Inuits who were relocated 1200 kilometres away from home to the High Arctic against their will. Community members of Inukjuak, Quebec, were moved to Grise Fiord and Resolute, in what is now Nunavut, in 1953 and 1956. Another three families from ... read more ››

Who does the Assembly of First Nations represent?

The Assembly of First Nations held another “election” last month; one that does not represent the voice of the 700,000-plus Native people who call Canada home, which just reminds us that a major change is needed. The faulty way the AFN is run fails to represent our interests and issues. It ... read more ››