Do we have a responsibility to do something about Thunder Bay? Hill Times, December 2 2019 Credit R.LeMay A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see Thunder Bay, Ont., again, and it was winter already. I travelled there to attend the memorial for two First Nations youth who died in Thunder Bay— Jethro…

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When is an apology good enough? October 3, 2019 By Rose LeMay Hill Times September 23, 2019, Rose LeMay As most Canadians, I watched the brownface incident and response on September 18 and felt a range of emotions, from anger to grief. Racism is like that—it elicits such a range of emotions. The question is…

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It’s time we all demand that political platforms give attention to these systems in desperate need of change, so that Indigenous peoples need not fear the systems purported to help them. This is a time for allies—non-Indigenous Canadians—to
amplify the voices of Indigenous and demand some changes. It won’t be easy.

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What happens to democracy when the people in power don’t reflect the people they represent? The Hill Times’ managing editor Charelle Evelyn sits down with Independent MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Indigenous Reconciliation Group CEO Rose LeMay, and former Harper government senior adviser Alykhan Velshi Velshi for an inspiring, enlightening and challenging conversation about race and politics…

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Rose LeMay was invited to write a column for the Canadian Bar Association’s The National.  It’s about knowledge and values of lawyers and law practitioners, see the full article here.

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On June 5, Rose had the amazing opportunity to join the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation’s all-staff event.  Many employees at this special ministry have worked for years here, which is a mark of consistently strong leadership.  The event was graced with dancers, a sign of the knowledge and understanding of the ministry…

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On May 5, Canadians will wear red in memory of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The facts are disturbing. There are 1,673,800 Indigenous peoples in Canada according to the 2016 Census. The RCMP’s last official tally notes 1,181 Indigenous women went missing or murdered between 1980 and 2012.  There are many discussions…

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