Feedback - Aboriginals Need Roadmap For Success, Not Ideology – July 12, 2011
Feedback from Stephen Marlowe.
It's Time To Focus On Healing – July 14, 2010
I refer to your column in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 9th, "It's time to focus on healing", where you appear to encourage moving on in the Residential Schools issue. Over the years I have spoken to a considerable number of former staff members, teachers and students from the Indian Residential Schools and I can assure you, from my perspective, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will discover very little of the truth they are seeking and there will never be a true and full reconciliation. More -- email from Bill Steele, Winnipeg
Feedback: Frances Widdowson, Co-Author of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry – February 13, 2009
I therefore praise the authors of 'Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry-- The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation'. But I also acknowledge the truth of the reviewer's criticism. This country too has many who are good at analysing problems but not good at proposing solutions other than demanding yet more funds from the poor, tired, bemused taxpayer. The solutions will come from those Aboriginal people who are now accorded no power by their traditions to the benefit of the minority of corrupt and frankly criminal in their own communities and organisations.
Feedback: An Outsider’s View of Residential Schools – November 26, 2008
I was so impressed by your balanced, non-blaming approach, but even more than that, I was impressed by the fact that you, a native person, had the political guts to say what you said. I imagine you got your fair share of abuse over that article!
Feedback - Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You . . . – November 8, 2008
Feedback - Residential Schools – August 8, 2008
Residential Schools – June 11, 2008
Residential Schools – June 1, 2008
I want to congratulate and thank Don Sandberg for his honest, candid and courageous article on residential schools in today's WFP. We need more articles like this from people like you who can sift through the mis-information and partial truths. I have thought for some time that we have not been getting the full story and now am grateful for at least some confirmation.
No Reserves Here – May 16, 2008
It seems to me that we in Canada may be looking at things the wrong way. Is it that there are problems on Indian Reserves, or is it that the whole archaic concept of Indian Reserves is the problem? The bottom line is, the Cook Islands are doing very well thank you; NO RESERVES HERE.
Thanks for your article on native fire-fighters – August 31, 2006
A reader has high praise for Don Sandberg's gripping tale of the danger faced by those fighting forest fires in northern Manitoba.
An Official Response to the Aboriginal Governance Index – July 5, 2006
Did the Frontier Centre disrespect aboriginal leaders when it surveyed Indian reservations, because it didn't follow "appropriate protocols"?