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Seven links on Indigenous people within Canada


I continue to read and collect stories on Indigenous people within Canada. I think these ones are worth sharing.

Here is a piece on the search for the unmarked graves of Indigenous Children published in the New York Times in October. Relatedly, here is another piece: Genocide In My Own Backyard.

Reconciliation and drinking water are also two things I try and gain a better understanding of. This lead me to this piece,  A 2020 Status Update on Reconciliation,  and this Canada to Pay Billions to Indigenous Groups for Tainted Drinking Water

I thought this was a good development for Mi’kmaw students, being provided by my employer: IBM opens school for Mi’kmaw students in Cape Breton . Likewise, I enjoyed this: Indigenous artists featured at a recent Toronto art fair. Back to tech, I thought this was fascinating:
How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous language preservation.

On families and loved ones

I hope you had a chance to spend time with your family over the holidays. Here’s two pieces on families I thought are worth reading: Visiting My English Grandmother and How I wish my old diary held more detail of the night I met my husband.

What I find interesting in general, June, 2021

Often I find links that are interesting but I don’t know what to do with. Here are some for this month.

Art related links: If you draw and are running out of ideas, try this,  Random Art Prompt Generator. I was interested in printmaking lately. Here are some links to various sites on it:

I was using this site make photos into stencils, which I could then use on other art projects…it’s good: Free Picture Stencil Maker. Robert Frank is a great photographer. Here’s a good story on how Robert Frank’s vision influenced and inspired Generations Of Photographers. Back to earth, here is Flashery,  a photo box for people serious about their home photos.

Work, economics and capitalism: I found these interesting:

Working for yourself?  How many fans do you need to be successful. Here are two views on that: The Technium: 1,000 True Fans and 1,000 True Fans? Try 100

Climate Change:  We’ve all been very focused on the pandemic. But climate change has not gone away. Here’s two pieces on it: The business as usual climate scenario may be too pessimistic, researchers warn – The Washington Post and Let’s abandon climate targets, and do something completely different | George Monbiot | The Guardian

Random:  I love motorcycles as an object, and Uncrate has some cool ones, like this Volcon Runt Kid’s Motorcycle. If you are painting your house and can’t pick from thousands of colours, perhaps this list of 50 will help you narrow it down:
50 Most Popular Sherwin-Williams Paint Colors. This was a delightful story on how professors are hanging on to chalk! Where Theory Meets Chalk, Dust Flies

If you are interested in statistical distributions other than the Bell curve/normal distribution, check out 3 interesting Statistic Distribution and
Power Law and Power Law Distribution.

Thank you for reading this far. I don’t know if anyone reads most of my posts, but I keep at it regardless.

(Photo by Courtney Hedger on Unsplash)

 

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