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Breaking my silence and Taking Back the Night

Alyssa Buck Moose Jaw Pride   I was first sexually assaulted at nine years old. I hadn’t ever shared my experience out loud – never mind in print – until just recently. That was just the first of many experiences with sexual assault and harassment that shaped...

Identity, family, and the Scoop settlement

Let’s talk about it Lori Deets I remember as a child, we were asked to bring our baby pictures to school. We put them on the board and then we were asked if we could figure out who was who. Everyone knew who I was. I...

Band of brothers through the chaos

Tammy Miller Modern Family Moose Jaw As a mother of five, my hope is my children will grow up close and connected. With all of the fighting and constant teasing between them, I’ve always felt unsure that this would actually happen. I mean, honestly, who wakes up...

The defensive settler

Let’s talk about it Lori Deets Last Saturday, on Sept. 30, I was co-facilitating a Blanket Exercise as part of Culture Days. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning exercise where participants re-enact 500 years of history as Indigenous peoples. The land of North America (or...

The story behind the orange shirt

Let’s Talk About It Lori Deets Imagine a day like today, a warm September day. Let's pretend it was about 43 years ago. It was your very first day of school and you were so excited! Your mom or your grandma bought you some new clothes,...

Speaking up, being heard

Indigenous women especially affected by homelessness Lori Deets Let’s talk about it I am just back from three days in a life far removed from mine. I could not believe my eyes when I flew into Toronto, looking out onto a city that has over double the...

Josi Victoria and the importance of trans awareness

Jordan Bosch Special to the Times-Herald The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre was pretty busy on Saturday night for the showcasing of Josi Victoria: A Complicated Masquerade. The documentary film by local artist Ken Dalgarno chronicles the transition of his friend, a man born Greg Martin, into the...

Global Transportation Hub scandal continues

New questions have emerged about the government-owned inland port The scandal surrounding the Global Transportation Hub, or GTH, has been a constant headache for the provincial government since 2013. The snafu began when it was discovered the Crown-owned corporation had overpaid for 204 acres of land...

Another kind of harvest in Wakamow Valley

Moose Jaw Multicultural Council pitches in to help grow food for needy Fall is harvest time in Saskatchewan and farmers are working to get their crops out of the ground. But on Thursday another kind of harvest was under way in Wakamow Valley. The Mosaic Food...

The racialization of an Indigenous person

Let's Talk About It Lori Deets I have been asked to attend a national conference about creating a women’s housing strategy. I will be attending as a voice for “racialized women.”  When I first saw those words I really wasn’t sure how I felt. Am I...

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