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Vanessa's Blog 2.0

Pan-Aboriginal Confederation, anyone?

As the years have passed, I have seen the aboriginal condition only worsen. We do not have the rights that the white men enjoy, nor the power to bargain for any sort of deal. The treaties continue to sell our land, without regard for the people and where they will hunt and live. The white people invade our land even where there are no treaties, and force us out of.. Read More

Mapping Out (British North) America

I really like historical maps. Especially the one that Fiona added to the resource library, where you can click on different dates to see the changes in state or country boundary lines.  “After the war of 1812, immigration to British North America led to a more diversified economy, with lumbering, farming and shipbuilding growing in both the Maritimes and in the Canadas. But by the 1830s there was a great.. Read More

An Original Title

Where have we been? Where are we going? These questions really change depending on who I define “we” as. It could be the universe, or a specific group of people, like the TALONS class. For the sake of brevity and my sanity, I will set “we” to mean the human species for now. Aside from where we’ve literally been as a species (the Earth, Moon and nearby areas of outer.. Read More

Leadership 11: Myth Bustin’!

Questions from John C. Maxwell’s “360 Degree Leader” 1. Discuss if people need to possess the top title in order to achieve results and help others become productive. People definitely don’t need to possess the top title in order to achieve results and help others become productive. For example, in my band class, I don’t have an authoritative position (heck, I’m not even one of the best flute players), but.. Read More

Inter-grade Interviews

This year’s interviews were definitely a different experience than last year. This year, I felt a bit unprepared for this whole “Grade Ten” eminent experience. I decided it would be best to talk to an alumni who had been through this to point me in the right direction. Luckily, the spectacular Sam Robinson was able to help me out. Her advice proved to be priceless and saved me a lot.. Read More

What is the purpose of humans?

Hello! Today in English, we had a very interesting activity to explore our subconscious mind. At one point, the conversation turned onto the topic of “What does homo sapien sapien mean?” and somewhat extended into “What is the purpose of human existence?” we discovered that homo sapien sapien meant something along the lines of “the thinking ape” and then proceeded to discuss what that might mean. I believe that animals might have.. Read More

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