Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce: The Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm about Residential Schools

“In 1907, Dr. Bryce showed that residential schoolchildren were dying at a rate of 24% or more, across Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. He had no doubts about the cause: widespread tuberculosis. Even before the children entered residential schools, many of them were exposed to this disease, shortening their life expectancy. Shockingly, death rates in Indigenous communities were sometimes eight times as high as those in the predominantly non-Indigenous cities. Hence, although the white population grew at a steady rate of 1.5%, the Indigenous population decreased.” By Sofia Watt Sjöström

An Introduction to Braille

“Braille is a system that enables individuals to read and write through touch. Each letter of the English alphabet is represented by a unique dot configuration represented by the presence or absence of six dots, each approximately 1 mm in diameter, within a matrix of two columns and three rows, with 1.5 mm between the midpoints of each adjacent dot. These small patterns differ only by the presence or absence of dots, making braille alphabet learning difficult.” By Krisha Niroula

Salt Satyagraha

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it is the only thing that ever has“ Margaret Mead, Anthropologist Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s Salt March is remembered as one of the most remarkable episodes of resistance in the twentieth century, a campaign that struck a powerful blow against BritishContinue reading “Salt Satyagraha”

Why hesitate when there is an aid?

Written by: Zeegyasa Kashyap Every medicine has some side effects. But it does not mean it is ineffective in curing the disease.  Vaccination journey starts from birth. A child is inoculated to build his/her immunity. Swelling, pain, fever etc. are all temporary effects.  The same is true about COVID-19 vaccines. Initially, one gets irritated. ButContinue reading “Why hesitate when there is an aid?”

Demise of Human Rights

Written by: Zeegyasa Kashyap Killing, bombing and eviction People are living in privation Of security, freedom and dignity In our close vicinity. Eleven was not a short duration. A life full of terror and affliction! With signals honking, children wailing, Elders mourning and constant depriving. What they wanted was their rights A peaceful life withoutContinue reading “Demise of Human Rights”

Plight of Palestine

“Every human has the right to life, liberty and security; right to freedom of movement, conscience and expression; right to rest, right to education and right to work. Are they applied in reality? Israeli blockades, checkpoints and restricting entry to Palestinians in Al Aqsa mosque violate right to freedom of movement, constant attacks for occupation create unrest, unemployment and illiteracy. One can’t progress in chaos and fear. Many schools of UN in Palestine have become refugee camps.” By Zeegyasa Kashyap

Palestine: A Conflict that Spans a Century

“The UN suggested splitting Palestine into 2 parts – a section governed by the Arabic community and a section governed by the Jewish community. The state governed by the Jewish community claimed its independence, renaming itself as Israel. In the war that occurred in 1948 between the Arabic and Jewish populations, Israel ended up claiming 77% of the former land known as Palestine, leaving little for the Arabic population.” By Liliana Chow