Mi’kmaq Creation Story (Tan-wet-abeg-sol-teagw – Where we come from)

A Canadian Museum of Civilization Presentation Produced by  GAPC The following two videos (parts one and two) feature a version of the Mi’kmaq Creation Story (Tan-wet-abeg-sol-teagw – Where we come from) explaining not only the origins of the world and its inner relationships that ties everything to all else but also the Gepmi-talemunetj-jijaamijk or the Honouring the Seven Spirit. Make sure to listen and appreciate the wisdom of the stories! For more histories and stories of creation from the Mi’kmaq and also the Mohawk, Ojibwe or Anishinaabe, the Cree or Nēhiyaw, and Kainai Black… Read More

Professor Norman Cornett: “Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?” (2009)

In the following feature presentation of the National Film Board of Canada, First Nations filmmaker Dr. Alanis Obomsawin narrates and produced a forcefully inspiring documentary on the unorthodox McGill Professor Norman Cornett and the injustices of his abrupt dismissal at McGill University in 2007. The documentary entitled “Professor Norman Cornett: ‘Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?’” chronicles the life-changing and student-centric pedagogical approaches Professor Cornett employed to release his students from the regurgitative type of academic study onto an academic study that tapped into their own… Read More

Journal: A new look for the fall

The month of September is just around the corner and new faces are abound as students from all over the world set up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and its numerous universities and colleges. And ©Integrating Horizons is right there at the center of all the action in note taking at conferences, interviewing leading intellectual figures and local students, and also participating in local community and ceremonial events! Despite our optimism and our relentless drive, we’re still hard at work on our new look with some serious major house cleaning still on the books but do make sure to take a sneak peek… Read More

Holberg 2014 Ceremony and Lecture: Dr. Michael Cook, Princeton University

At this Holberg Award Ceremony and Lecture, 2014 Holberg prize recipient Historian Michael Cook spoke of his work on the history of the Islamic world and Islam in history. In his brief presentation, Cook gave a rare inflective autobiographical sketch into his early ventures in archeology and how other early formative “mental habits” impacted his work as a British historian. The task of the historian, much like that of the archeologist, he described, is to “reconstitute the past from the fragmentary evidence that survives from it”. 

Part I: Introduction to “The Residential Schools” in Canada

In the spring of 2010, I accepted a research position with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as a graduate student in political theory — an experience that has since undoubtedly affected me in a positive and maturing sense. The research not only matured my outlook on what meaningful interdisciplinary work looked like but also on how numerous philosophical questions (e.g., of injustice, autonomy as well the contestability, multiplicity and re-narration of histories) applied as well as existed between European and Aboriginal intellectual contexts and ordinary lives. I was then and… Read More