SAY magazine- now on display

New Issue… ‘ Made in Manitoba’


About …

SAY Magazine is the only lifestyle magazine in the world for Native people.

More than just for youth – Native youth are the largest growing demographic in North America and SAY has grown over the years to include information for more than just our youth.

Consistently SAY has received feedback that the magazine and website are a RESOURCE for our people and a major source of INFORMATION on CONTEMPORARY Native issues. SAY’s mission statement is HOPE.

Established in 2002, SAY publishes four regular issues, plus annual ‘Best Practices in Economic Development, Education Guide for Native Students and Back2School editions.  Special publications, such as the program for 2008 NAIG, program for 2011 Manito Ahbee and annual reports are also available from SAY.

Subscriptions are available for single copies, multiple (6) copies and classroom kits (for educational providers at any level). Story ideas and submissions are welcome – contact

Walrus magazine- now on display

the KSS Learning Commons



Time for Bed

Your kids aren’t sleeping enough—and neither are you

by Katherine Ashenburg

Emily Carr’s British Columbia

An unsettling journey through the archives

Visual Essay
by Sarah Milroy


In 1884, the ban on the potlatch ceremony struck an additional blow, crippling an important mechanism for the consolidation of community and identity, and for the transmission of knowledge, property, and clan entitlements. Finally, as the twentieth century dawned, the landscape was increasingly ravaged by industrial logging practices. No longer was the natural world honoured as the seat of identity and spiritual connection, as it had been for millennia. Rather, it was aggressively reframed as a commodity, with Indigenous people struggling to find an equitable footing within the new economy. That struggle continues today.( Milroy)

When Elizabeth was three, social and emotional lags became apparent. “Alarm bells were starting to go off,” says Claire. She…

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Some new print and digital reading- magazines

fc134covSome current titles are now on display in our periodical collection. A few have online access as well.See Mr. Smith for details.

Reminder:  we have hundreds of journals, with full text, in our databases collection.

Browse/search titles in the Publications tab.    Eg.

5ACF54FE-651E-448B-938160910E031527 CaptureMINDC40C11 HistoryCanada

The Imitation Game- ‘normal’?! 

Joan Clarke: Do you know, this morning I was on a train that went through a city that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for you. I bought a ticket from a man who would likely be dead if it wasn’t for you. I read up, on my work, a whole field of scientific inquiry that only exists because of you. Now, if you wish you could have been normal… I can promise you I do not. The world is an infinitely better place precisely because you weren’t. (Imitation Game)

Post WWII – Joan Clarke, Alan Turing’s friend, argues how not being normal can be virtuous.  Reference: Dialogue from the film ‘The Imitation Game’. 

Joan Elisabeth Lowther Murray, MBE(née Clarke; 24 June 1917 – 4 September 1996) was an English cryptanalyst and numismatist best known for her work as a code-breakerat Bletchley Park during World War II. Though not personally seeking the spotlight, her important role in the Enigma project against Nazi Germany‘s secret communications earned her awards and citations such as being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1947(Wikipedia) 

  (Imitation Game)

 English mathematician who worked in numerical analysis and played a major part in the early development of British computers.
Turing was born in London on 23 June 1912 into a family distinguished by its diplomats and engineers, three of whom had been elected to the Royal Society. He was educated at Sherborne School 1926–31, when he went to King’s College, Cambridge to study mathematics. After receiving his BA in 1935, he was elected a fellow of the college on the strength of his paper ‘On the Gaussian error function’, which won a Smith’s prize in mathematics in 1936. The paper was a characteristic example of the headstrong but brilliant nature of Turing’s mathematical method throughout his life. He ‘discovered’ the central limit theorem in utter ignorance of the fact that it had already been discovered and proved.(Turing)



 “The Imitation Game (2014).” IMDb. Black Bear Pictures, 2014. Web. Image. 10 Apr. 2015. <;.

“Turing, Alan Mathison (1912–1954).” The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Abington: Helicon, 2014. Credo Reference.Web. 10 Apr 2015.

Geography AP Reading Project 2… TASK

Project 2…Non-Fiction Task

Why blog writing?

Scholarship and personal learning grows with the written word.

  • The written word is a primary device for acquiring meaning, evaluating understanding and sharing perspectives. Not unlike the expansion of culture, ideas and technologies, during global exploration, today’s online reality has expanded the potential to engage in discourse far beyond our borders.
  • Connected learning and dialogue is the new commerce. Blogs are a platform that exchanges content beyond the level of a status update.
  • Often credit and/or personal courses include ‘response’ evidence.
  • Your feedback builds academic capital for KSS and future students.


Organizer notes with references to your book choice. The notes must be :

  1. One(1) or more blog comment below and
  2. One(1) REPLY to (1) student comment(s) for a book other your own.
  3. Criteria:
    1. Comment:
      1. proficient exam writing,
      2. with a paragraph(s), your book’s connection to the main Human Geography themes.
      3. Provide a minimum of (1) quote.
    2. Reply
      1. proficient written feedback
      2. with a sentence(s), 
      3. includes mindful feedback and a POV

five YA you have to read- NYPL

Five YA Books You Seriously Need to Read

It has come to my attention that not everyone has read these books. I don’t care what you normally read. Whether it’s science fiction, fantasy, romance, non-fiction, or whatever, these are books that you seriously need to read… right now. No excuses. Open up a new browser window, place it right beside this one, and get ready to add things to your hold list. Go ahead. I’ll wait.(Birdoff)



Birdoff, Ariel. “Five YA Books You Seriously Need to Read.” Five YA Books You Seriously Need to Read. NYPL, 26 Jan. 2015. Web. 23 Mar. 2015. <;.

Canada- be proud such a poignant book can be celebrated


Thursday saw the final day of debates for this year’s Canada Reads, and it certainly did not disappoint. With Kristin Kreuk, Craig Kielburger, and Martha Wainwright entering the final show as free-agents, Lainey Lui and Cameron Bailey made their final pitches to sway their fellow panellists in the deciding vote.
When it came time to cast the ballots, however, the decision was almost unanimous. Despite a fierce performance by Lainey, Raziel Reid’s YA novel When Everything Feels like the Movies was voted off. This meas that, Ru, Kim Thúy’s poetic novel about immigrating to Canada as a child has won Canada Reads 2015.(CBC)


“Canada Reads: Watch The Finale! | CBC Books | CBC Radio.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 20 Mar. 2015. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <;.

Thy, Kim. Ru. Thorndike, 2013. Print.