Tag Archives: Native Canadian

First Peoples Deserve More than Victoria Day Second Billing

By Jason Menard

Their hearts are in the right place, but their heads? The on-line petition requesting that Victoria Day — a 168-year tradition — be changed to include Canada’s native population is well-intentioned, but misguided.

After all, our First Peoples deserve better than second billing. Continue reading

Finding the Right Steps in the White Guy Linguistic Jig

By Jason Menard

I’m all in favour of using appropriate language. I also strongly believe that the words we choose can harm – and that we should never be careless with our speech. Unfortunately, I hate the White Guy Linguistic Jig that it can sometimes create.

It’s not restricted to white guys, of course. But we’re just so darn good at it! Continue reading