ARTICLES BY Deantha Edmunds

There’s No Such Word As Can’t!

Alvin Law was born without arms. Within an hour, his natural mother signed papers giving him up for adoption. Doctors told his adoptive parents that he would never be able to achieve anything, that his quality of life would be extremely poor. They were encouraged to place him in an ... read more ››

Susan Sings Sweet

I stood on the shoulders Of a monster of concrete and steel Not knowing what to say Not knowing how to feel. How are we ever to live How shall we ever last Waging a war between The present and the past? Chisasibi… 300 years of history Washed away without a trace At the gathering place. These are lyrics from “Gathering Place,” ... read more ››

Music from the Rock

Who would have thought that four friends could “make it” as a band by performing traditional folk music? The true followers of the band Great Big Sea never doubted it for a moment. This energetic group of guys perform all kinds of music, but they concentrate on giving Newfoundland’s traditional songs their ... read more ››

Between Friends

A friend of mine gave me a copy of this poem she found on the Internet. It was lyingon my desk for most of the afternoon, until I finally picked it up to look over.It so touched me that I decided to share it with you. I hope it brings ... read more ››

Between Friends Friends-in-law

What do you do when you just can’t STAND your “Friends-in-Law”? Otherwise known as friends of a friend, friends by association, step-friends. People who aren’t directly your own friends, but they are a part of your life anyway. Here’s a sticky situation for you. I was going to Ottawa to visit ... read more ››

Between Friends The First Kiss

Your first step, first birthday, first word, first day of school, first party. These arejust some of the turning points in our lives. Then there is the first kiss. It changeswho you are, as soon as it happens. You can learn a lot about people from their firstkiss stories. “It was ... read more ››

Relationship Reality

Answer each question for yourself, then go over them again and choose (honestly) how you think your partner would respond. There are different categories: temperment, daily habits, money, work, and values. You’ll see what works for you and what you still need to work out. It will help you decide ... read more ››

How to protect yourself

Violence against women is an everyday reality. Its possibility casts a shadow over many women’s movements in public and their safety in private. The possibility of assault terrorizes women, to the point where many feel unable to walk alone at night, ride a bus alone, or even to wear certain ... read more ››

How to have a healthy pregnancy

Some women think you should eat a lot more when you’re pregnant, and that the more weight you gain the better for your baby. But this is not true — most Cree women need to gain only 15 lbs. to have a healthy baby. Thinner women and teenagers may need ... read more ››

Between Friends Questionnaire results

Here are the rest of the results that were sent in response to our Questionnaire. They show what was voted the ‘most popular’in the following categories: Clothing Store: Le Chateau Reitnmans, Northern, Gap Movie: Titanic Magazine: Sports Illustrated The Nation Music: Country Rock Daytime TV: All My Children Jerry Springer Nighttime TV: David Letterman Beverly Hills 90210 ER X-Files Friends Seinfeld (Playboy got one vote – whatever) Author: Steven King Margaret Sam Cromarty Politician: William Mianscum Pierre Trudeau Athlete: Elvis Stojko Patrick ... read more ››

Between Friends Questionnaire results

A big thank-you goes out to all the readers who responded to my questionnaire. I learned a lot from your answers, and will do my best to refer to them in future issues. This column was originally aimed at women, so I was surprised to hear from so many male ... read more ››

Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

This year, show your honey how much you love him/her by serving these heart-smart recipes at acandlelight dinner for two. Low-Fat Lasagna Ingredients: 1/2 lb lean ground beef 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp pepper 1 Tbsp flour Breadcrumbs 1 Tbsp mL olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 18 oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 tsp oregano Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 ... read more ››

Between Friends: Make-Over

Between Friends asked for volunteers for its first ever makeover and sadly no one responded. Soooo, we twisted Nian’s arm once again. It took some convincing but in the end she was a very good sport about it. Besides, the hair and make-up was free. Nian was tired of her long, ... read more ››

Arctic Rose: Susan Aglukark

I first learned about Susan Aglukark in 1989 when I saw her video, Searching, on MuchMusic. My father is Inuk from Labrador, but I grew up in a small town in Newfoundland, so at that time I was doing a lot of searching for my own personal reasons. Aside from the ... read more ››


Dedicated to the memory of Bill Edmunds. Before the snowhouse we stood, you cradling me in your arms, sharing with me memories of a different time a time of hardship, of loss, and of struggles, of warmth, laughter and brotherhood. A bitter bone-chilling wind shrieked furiously around us. I cried out with Fear, yet you ... read more ››

Dance me inside out: Michael Greyeyes, Adam Beach and Silas Crow In a scene from dance me outside

Crees, if you’ve been waiting to catch an honest yet entertaining film about teenage life on the reserve, Dance Me Outside is a definite must-see. Based on the novel by W. R Kinsella, Bruce McDonald’s latest film is successful in combining the intensity of truth with a comedy that is ... read more ››