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Are You A Buffalo, Or A Cow?: How To Deal With The Storms Of Life

An inspirational read. Respond to life’s struggles like the buffalo, by going head-first into the storm.

The Swing Of Things


The question posed in the title is not one to be offended by, unless of course you come easily offended. If that is the case then I say to you perhaps a thicker skin shall be in need.

If you are not offended, be patient as I am sure by the end of this little prose I will have offended you in some manner. I am really good at it.

Nevertheless, in the spirit of getting back to the point I want to tell you a story I heard and its implications for life and how to deal with whatever comes your way.

Colorado is one of the few places in North America that has both cows and buffalo. Its unique climate allows for both to co-exist. There are many similarities between a cow and a buffalo, but this distinction is something we as humans can learn a lot from.


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Blockade continues at Muskrat Falls main gate, protesters let workers out but not in

It’s about doing the right thing. #mniwiconi #waterislife

Warrior Publications

muskrat-falls-blockade Blockade at Muskrat Falls, Oct 20, 2016. Photo by Ossie Michelin, Facebook.

Nalcor cancels day shift, says workers being financially affected by protest

By Anna Delaney, CBC News, October 20, 2016

Protesters are letting workers at the controversial Muskrat Falls project leave the site Thursday, but are not letting them enter.

Nalcor announced early Thursday morning the day shift at the hydroelectric project in central Labrador was cancelled due to the protesters preventing workers access to the site.

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Vancouver TD bank occupied to protest ties with Dakota Access Pipeline

Non-violent direct action against the bankers funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Every person and every action will make the difference needed to protect Mother Earth. I believe it.

Warrior Publications

dakota-access-solidarity-vancouver-2 Inside the TD bank in downtown Vancouver, Sept 12, 2016.

Growing international solidarity movement with Indigenous resistance to DAPL

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Unity. Something I prayed for. Something I yearned for. And, yeah, it’s happening. It’s real. And it is here to stay.

Whatever happens at Standing Rock will impact Canada.

Let’s forget about these borders. Let’s stand together in unity for our future seven generations.

Respect the land. Respect the water. Respect the people.

It takes a certain amount of humility and courage, to look at one another with love and in love.

I stand with those who pray at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Always.

Enough is Enough. Just like my mother would say, when she had enough. There was an urgency in her voice, whenever I heard these words. I respect it now.

Mni Wiconi. Water is Life.

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N. Dakota Governor pressures Sioux Tribal chairman to Denounce Warriors

Peaceful prayer at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. #nodapl #standingrock #waterislife

Warrior Publications

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple responded Wednesday, Oct. 12, to comments made one day earlier by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II, who denied telling the governor that he has lost control of the camp where thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are staying in south-central North Dakota.

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A Quick Guide Through My First Protest: #NoDAPL #StandingRock #WaterIsLife

Standing with those that Pray at Standing Rock today. And always.

Edward Saunsoci

So this is my experience on September 27th 2016, thank you for taking the time to read..

“Wake up young warriors! Remember why we’re here!”

is what I woke up to. I sit up and and look around to see who was waking up the camp. They turn down another road in camp and continue with the inspiring words. I throw my shoes on, see a buddy of mine Thomas and he asks me am I headed to the front lines.

” Hell Yeah!”

I replied.

We notice that no later than 3 minutes after the voice woke the camp up that an airplane started to circle the camp. Hmmmm we wondered if there was someone who informed them that we were mobilizing.

I pull up to the gate and see all the cars heading out with us.


As we wait, I pray for safety for all those protecting the…

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What does an inquiry-based, first week of school look like?

Back to school?

Inquiring minds want to learn and grow.

Super ideas for teachers on the first week of school.

Making Good Humans

During this year’s staff orientation, we used inspiration from two blog posts (sowing the seeds of inquiry & 10 things to do on the first day of school) to move towards a more inquiry-based, first week with students.

Here is a glimpse into what it looked like in classrooms from KG to Grade 5…

Students helped set up their learning environment:

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Students helped choose what to do for the first week:


Students explored the school:


Students’ questions were honoured:


Students and teachers learned about and connected with one another:


Students and teachers discussed what it means to be ‘students’ and ‘teachers’:


Students shared what they want to learn about in the coming year:

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Students thought about and shared their learning preferences:


Students explored the learner profile, PYP attitudes, key concepts and action:

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Student constructed essential agreements:

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Students reflected:


Students played:


The week was a success! The feedback…

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