University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In Whose Honor: Documentary

See the website below for information about the documentary
In Whose Honor


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Remembering Aboriginal veterans: Forgotten Warriors film

Forgotten Warriors (1997): http://www.nfb.ca/film/forgotten_warriors

Questions, stills and interviews with the director: http://www3.nfb.ca/enclasse/doclens/visau/index.php?mode=theme&language=english&theme=30662&film=33238&excerpt=612143&about=2

Description from NFB: Although they could not be conscripted, when World War II was declared, thousands of Canadian Aboriginal men and women enlisted and fought alongside their non-Native countrymen. While they fought for freedom for others, ironically the Aboriginal soldiers were not allowed equality in their own country. As a reward for fighting, the Canadian Soldier Veteran's Settlement Act allowed returning soldiers to buy land at a cheap price. However, many of the Aboriginal soldiers were never offered nor told about the land entitlement. Some returned home to find the government had seized parts of their own reserve land to compensate non-Native war veterans. Whole First Nations communities still mourn the loss of the thousands of acres of prime land they were forced to surrender. With narrator Gordon Tootoosis providing an historical overview, Aboriginal veterans poignantly share their unforgettable war memories and their healing process. We join them as they travel back to Europe to perform a sacred circle for friends left behind, but not forgotten, in foreign grave sites. Director: Loretta Todd, 85 min.

Additional Information:

Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Committee: http://www.firstnationsveterans.ca/index.php
Metis Veterans Memorial Monument: http://www.metisnation.ca/index.php/news/metis-veterans-memorial-monument-project

Aboriginal Veterans: Essential Facts and Timeline: http://www.waramps.ca/newsroom/archives/abvet/back.html 
Canada's Vets Stand Strong: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/11/05/canadas-vets-stand-strong-united-against-cuts-61647

Criminal law reform in USA

Chance at Freedom: Retroactive Crack Sentence Reductions For Up to 12,000 May Begin Today:

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