Today I had been reflecting on my life and as a Metis person (combined indigenous and white identity). which led me to reflect on my own encounters with interacting with white people generally… and a question came to my me. “Why do white people fear shame or guilt more then anybody else?”… so I thought I’d … More Examining Whiteness: An Anti-Racism Curriculum Resource.
OK I have been looking at existing Civic Procedures at Wpg city hall and it occurred to me that there is no procedures that gives all of council or the mayor the power of Veto. nor do they have the authority to do so on decisions or proposals at council… so in order to help me … More From Veto Power to New Civic Procedure for Cities.
If you’re not familiar with two of Winnipeg’s current offical flag and Logo flag, don’t worry – most people aren’t. Here’s what our offical flag looks like: It was adopted on October 1, 1975. In the centre lies the city crest, with blue to the upper left, and yellow to the lower right. The blue … More A New Flag for Winnipeg
My original intent was to focus on two groups of people but now I see that this topic is much more then my intended focus. So I want to focus on the topic more broadly and build a new understating of what it means when we say words like Privilege & Entitlement. But I like … More From Privilege & Entitlement To Equitable Opportunities & Equal Responsibilities
Earlier this year I had read a very interesting article By NeoPhilanthropist Peter Buffett offering his take on what he calls big-business philanthropy. since then Buffett has defended arguments made in his New York Times opinion piece called The Charitable-Industrial Complex in which he argued that corporate philanthropy can often cause more harm than good … More From Corporate Charity to Creative Community Collaboration
Take a moment to think about it you can count or even name more then a few people who have contributed to this “One Great City” in many ways then one. but what about Us? ordinary Citizens of Winnipeg city?. have we not been given fair chance to contribute equally as say the knowledgeable, the … More Winnipeg is this our city too?
To all Winnipegers in Our beloved City of Winnipeg. I am a lover of Winnipeg our hometown city, and I have observed and have come to know like many of you who live and have lived here that our hometown city is known by many jokes and yes many complaints about it self.. but when … More The City of Creativity and Potential
Empowerment: to give power or authority to; official authority or the freedom to act. Reciprocity: the practice of exchanging things or something with others for mutual benefit. There is two extremes of power both as old as humankind itself one of which is well known and then its counterpart and it is understood as … More Empowerment Reciprocity.