Tag: first nations

“He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver’s seat.” – Lord Beaverbrook

A new friend who is rapidly becoming educated in the ways of government after having jumped into the deep end of the convoluted pool of BC politics, asked me a question I couldn’t answer recently: “Laila, I have to believe that when people enter…

This week’s column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Hydro hasn’t proved its case Site C is even needed

A very late posting of my Monday column this week,as unexpected events last weekend required my attention elsewhere, and delayed other posts here on my site as well. This week, Brent and I debated this question:  Do the benefits of BC Hydro’s Site C…

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Fashion should push limits without disrespecting sacred objects.

The winner of the last duel on Internet filters was Laila Yuile with 62%. This week’s topic: Did H&M do the right thing in pulling faux feather headdresses off the market in Canada? Shopping with her daughter in a Vancouver mall recently, an Ojibwa-Mohawk woman…

Time for the blame game to stop : What happened to truth and accountability ?

Let me qualify this post by saying first, I’m not First Nations, so in no way can I presume to completely understand the issues,feelings or experiences of any First Nations people. On the other hand, I’m not a politician either, but I do have…