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Xerxes is such a content little boy 😻! Look at that nose crinkle, and thumb sucking 💙💙💙💙💙!!! The full 30 second video is on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/shaisphynx
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Ballet explores legacy of residential schools

Truth and Reconciliation Commission endorsed the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s powerful new work, Going Home Star

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Making history: Indigenous studies now mandatory at two universities
At Lakehead University and the University of Winnipeg students must take a course in indigenous studies to graduate

This is absolutely phenomenal. Well done, Winnipeg.

“Where there is racism,” Barnard wrote, “we must challenge it.”

Both Winnipeg and Lakehead have had their decision questioned. Lakehead’s engineering students didn’t understand why they needed to learn about Indigenous culture until Wesley-Esquimaux explained that “those are the very doors you’ll be knocking on when you’re putting in new mining infrastructure in the North.”

IN DEFENCE OF LARRY.

alright so in light of this new pic of Louis and a baby and lots of Larries losing their shit I thought I’d share my concert experience… seems like a random time to share this I know, BUT this concert was July 24th in Winnipeg… months after Louis supposedly knocked up B so his reaction to my poster should be a bit of a reassurance during these trying times (someone plz save us).

I was 5th row. I kept my sign down most of the night to not bother people behind me, plus the 2 girls beside me were antis and I really didn’t feel like getting comments thrown at me or anything considering my sign was clearly very Larry lol 

Anyway, during the last song Louis was standing directly in front of me, singing/looking towards my general area. It was the perfect time to whip up my sign, so voila. I saw his eyes move up to check it out and he spent a few seconds looking at it. I froze and just stared at him with my Resting Bitch Face, lord help me. He looked from the sign down to me and made solid eye contact with me while singing. He was smiling and kept his finger pointed at me and when I didn’t acknowledge him after a good 5 seconds he started waving to me. I, at this point, still had not moved oh my god, so he keeps fucking waving because he’s a precious bub. Like, time was just marching onward and he’s still smiling and waving and pointing and determined to get my freaking attention. Finally I snapped out of it and i just remember thinking “HOLY FUCK HE’S WAVING AT ME” so I somehow coordinated all my muscles and managed to wave back and smile.

The whole thing wasn’t outrageous or anything but his reaction was SO positive and obviously he knew exactly what my sign was implying because he’s not stupid… and if he legit:

A) cheated on Harry with a girl and things were bad between H&L - I think my sign would have made him uncomfortable, which he clearly was not.

B) was never with Harry in the first place - again, sign would have been awkward, he would have ignored me.

His reaction was so reassuring to me in that moment that everything was all good with him and Harry, and it was what, 2 or 3 months after B got pregs? so yeah, just… he didn’t cheat, he was still happily with Harry, it’s not his baby (although it is a tiny cute munchkin) and this will all be sorted sooner or later :) 

~I’m sorry to do this but I’m gonna tag a few big blogs in the hopes that maybe someone wants to make this more visible because I am a poor tiny blog~ 

@larrystylinsonreceipts @allegedlymags @scrufflecake @zenlikejen @lads-laddylads @lesbianslovelouis 

Cairo’s #WhenIWasYoung photo 😩! This was one of the first pictures we took of her.. our first night in a hotel room once we picked her up. She was so teeny tiny she couldn’t climb the edge of a 3" Rubbermaid container.. We poured her litter on the ground cuz we didn’t know if she could climb! 🐾 #cairosphynx #thatbellytho #fbf #cairosphynxstory #shaisphynx
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Winnipegger starts Facebook safe rides group for aboriginal women
Jackie Traverse says group started because of some cab drivers' rude behaviour

Jackie Traverse decided she had to do something after hearing story after story about aboriginal women dealing with racism or rude behaviour in Winnipeg taxis.

Traverse, an artist, turned to social media, creating “Boycott all Winnipeg Taxi Companies” and “Ikwe (Women helping women safe ride)” pages on Facebook on the weekend.

Ikwe is a ride-sharing group that so far has close to a dozen women signed up to give rides.

Traverse said she’s had her own issues with cab drivers, and she’s heard more and more stories from other aboriginal women.

“They’re rude to us, they demand payment as soon as we sit in or they yell at us, they think we don’t have money. They feel we’re all trying to rob them or ditch out on the cabs,” said Traverse, 46.

Crystal Anderson said she, too, has had similarly racially-charged experiences taking cabs in Winnipeg. Anderson signed up to be a volunteer driver with the group because she wants to provide indigenous women with an added sense of safety.

“Some of these women don’t have help, so I want to just pass it on, pay it forward and let them know that there is people out there [who] care,” she said.

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Cops Bought This Armoured Vehicle to Let You Know Who Rules the Streets of Winnipeg
The police force said they bought the vehicle because of concerns after the fatal shootings of three mounties in Moncton last year.

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) spent $343,000 on an armoured vehicle, citing concerns for the safety of police officers following the fatal shooting of three RCMP officers in Moncton, NB, last year.

The WPS put out a press release yesterday noting that they will be receiving the vehicle—known as the GURKHA MPV (multipurpose vehicle)—in spring 2016 and that it will be used to “provide protection” for police services.

“Whether transporting [Tactical Emergency Medical Support] members into the danger zone to render first aid to those in need, allowing [Tactical Support Team] members to better communicate in an armed and barricaded situation or if necessary, provide a strategic advantage in the deployment of less than lethal force options, the GURKHA will provide a safe and secure means of doing so,” the posting reads.

The MPV model, which can seat eight people at a time and has eight gun ports, is considered the mid-range option in GURKHA’s line of armoured vehicles. It weighs approximately 7,500 kg and is built to withstand gunfire.

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Rosanna Deerchild - Cree Journalist and Author. (Winnipeg)

stay safe they say.
take a cab home they say.
if you have had some drinks they say. get in a cab.
so i did. i got in #838 in front of the kings head.
we drove off and i - as i always do - i snapped a pic of the cab number
to send to my friend. the driver got angry and demanded i delete it.
i refused and explained that i was keeping myself safe.
he tried to kick me out in the middle of the street. i refused and calmly explained it was not safe. he then turned the cab around and drove me to the main street project and found two police officers and said i was being unruly and refused to pay. now terrified that i was about to be arrested for no reason i told the police i did have money and i was just trying to be safe.
they threatened me with arrest. i insisted they tell me what i had done illegal. they threatened to take me in the drunk tank. i calmly explained again that i had done nothing to warrant that. they told me ‘then just get out of the cab.’
i refused saying it was not safe in this area. i just wanted to go home.
the police told the cab driver to take me home. he did after much verbal abuse. i paid 10 dollars and got out. stay safe they say.
but not if it offends a man.
brown girls are never safe.