Drew Hayden Taylor

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Against the backdrop of Canada 150 celebrations, the calendar was full of monumental shifts and episodes straight out of science fiction, writes Drew Hayden Taylor Read more

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I always thought I was the perfect Canadian, born on the first of July, half Native and half settler. But I hope there’s less controversy on my 150th. Read more

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When the National Arts Centre approached me about producing a play about John A. Macdonald, I was puzzled. Why me? Read more

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I’m reluctant to pass judgment on questions that have been asked recently about whether he’s overstated his Native heritage since my own blue eyes have made me somewhat suspect Read more

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A humble glossary of familiar team names and terms no longer acceptable to the average Indigenous person Read more

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Like child soldiers, Aboriginal children removed from their families during the Sixties Scoop were the pawns in a political chess game of cultural obliteration in Canada – except in our case they were given bibles, not guns Read more

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Drew Haden Taylor

It’s not a place I would have expected to experience the familiar stirrings of an existential crisis Read more

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Why don't we just move? 500 years of colonization have left First Nations people averse to forced relocation Read more

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If there were a T-shirt for residential school survivors, I’d suggest “To save the child we must destroy the Indian” Read more

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A staple of First Nations diet is taking over valuable shoreline in the Kawarthas, say cottagers on Pigeon Lake, but those who weekend in the area may be the real invasive species in this tale Read more

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Aboriginal reluctance to participate in federal elections is easily understandable when you look at the candidates for prime minister – all white, privileged and male – but exciting things are afoot in #elxn42 Read more

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Picture it: a lone Ojibway playwright in a sea of indianthusiasts wearing chicken-feather headdresses Read more


For native people there is no more offensive slur than "squaw," but should it be banned from a play for young audiences? Read more

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Having more Aboriginal people on juries seems like a good idea, but I’d rather have more White people carrying a certain amount of social guilt Read more

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Of all the aboriginally named teams in North American sports, few are more problematic than Washington's football Redskins Read more


The "Justin Trudeau" of the aboriginal community could run for top job Read more

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White folks may be right about natives overlooking the educational benefits of residential schools Read more


Native people don't have any holidays on which to remember the past – it's always with us Read more


Aboriginal strange encounters on Canada's national holiday Read more


Including new books by Margaret Atwood, Debbie Harry, Robyn Doolittle, Salman Rushdie, Naomi Klein, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Edna O’Brien, Drew Hayden Taylor and more Read more


Drew Hayden Taylor’s play about an Indigenous man at odds with a privileged white woman is marred by an obvious imbalance in the script Read more


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A play for family audiences provides insight into an aboriginal family caught between traditional and urban culture Read more