Dorion conducted a series of readings to students at the Swift Current Mall this past Friday during a literacy celebration hosted by the Southwest Literacy Committee.The theme of Family Literacy Day was Canada 150 (One Country Together is Better), and it shone a special spotlight on the importance of reading to children in their ethnic or indigenous languages. Each student attending the reading was given a copy of the book, which is printed in both English and Michif, and includes a CD reading of the story by a Metis elder in Michif.Dorion was thrilled to be part of the literacy event, especially as it was also held in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.”I love that, looking at all the stories of Canada, and Canada from all those angles. And the Metis people are a huge part of this country.
You can pick up a newspaper these days, or watch a news media broadcast that doesn mention unemployment and job losses and the economy. The problem is often oversimplified as being a result of the recession, and that policies can return those jobs. Few have argued what we are witnessing is a fundamental shift in our concept of working and employment.
Josh Brown deserved more a real punishment, and a second chanceplayNFL in tricky position with Josh Brown (1:10)espnW columnist Jane McManus says the NFL is in a tricky position with Josh Brown admitting to domestic violence because the league knew a lot of this information before and it would make the league look hypocritical to try to go back and suspend him. The former Baltimore Ravens running back, whose act of violence brought domestic violence into American living rooms, is still out of the league, and he spends his time talking about the issue that has defined his past two years.”I just want to be a part of something,” Rice told me on Thursday, “that my lasting image won’t be that video.”Editor’s PicksGiants: Brown won’t travel with team to LondonJosh Brown won’t travel with the Giants to London after documents were released in which the kicker admitted to domestic abuse.Sources: Giants add ex Bears K Gould for SundayRobbie Gould has signed a one year deal with the Giants and will join the team in London. Troubled kicker Josh Brown won’t be traveling to the game.Eagles’ Jordan Matthews: NFL sending ‘wrong message’ on domestic violenceJordan Matthews says the league needs to take another look at how it’s handling issues of domestic violence when it comes to players in the NFL.2 RelatedNFL commissioner Roger Goodell personally liked Rice, and before the video came out he listened to the veteran running back and his wife as they explained what happened that night, ultimately deciding to go light with a two game suspension.The sympathy didn’t do Rice any favors, just like the one game suspension issued to New York Giants kicker Josh Brown after an incomplete investigation won’t help him move beyond his issues.