- 16 May 2022 - Apollonius - Cannibalizing Canada's Indigenous History: The provincial government has just released a proposal to replace the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria with a new building. Acting CEO Daniel Muzyka has told us that, “Decolonization of the museum’s galleries is important and long overdue.” But exactly like the popular reports on Native life in the Americas, the Museum has presented the public with a very selective story of life in prehistoric Canada and its exhibits were politicized decades before plans for its formal indigenization were approved. Were Natives really peaceful, caring, and wise and ever concerned for the environment? What is the true history of Indigenous peoples? Do Indigenous people have the exclusive right to tell it?
- 12 Jul 2021 - J. A. Pacht - Energy 101: We are currently engaged throughout the western world in an effort to move away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy and towards more expensive sources of energy such as wind and solar. But as we do so we need to ask whether this transition is possible, what effect it will have on world economies, and what kinds of environmental damage will result from it. Today, few are asking these questions.