Melissa Dopking

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Indigenous golfer heading to nationals after impressive win in Alberta tourney

Friday, July 13th, 2018 7:06am<p>L to R: Kenna Hughes, Kat Kennedy, and Skyesong Alexis<p>“I think to accomplish this was just the start of something for …

Son's braid cut at Calgary school: Indigenous mother hopes for teaching moment

Shantel Tallow and her son Rafe Vadnais began a meaningful ritual last weekend when the 11-year-old asked if she would braid his hair each …

Southwest pushes Cal coach traveling with biracial son for 'proof' she was his mother

It was something perfectly ordinary: Lindsay Gottlieb, who coaches the California women's basketball team, was about to fly with her 1-year-old son.<p>But her family then had what Gottlieb called an "uncomfortable and hurtful" interaction with a Southwest Airlines employee at a Denver International …

Southwest Airlines

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Gun Control

How to read poetry like a professor

Thomas Foster, an ex-literature professor and author, explains how to get the most out of poems while avoiding intimidation<p>Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career …

Literature

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.<p>He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were …

Justice

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

If you behaved like this in high school, there is a good chance you have a high salary

For those of us that had less than picture perfect high school experiences, we are comforted by the fact that when we grow up we take our own future …

Alberta man offers to share his 'stolen land' with a First Nations family

An Alberta man has posted an open invitation for a First Nations family to share his five-acre property.<p>"We want to share our tiny piece of stolen …

Activists deface statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Montreal

Montreal police are investigating after a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Montreal’s Place du Canada, was the target of vandals overnight.<p>A video …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …

Teaching Topic Sentences Using Models

Crafting Good Topic Sentences that Focus the Reader<p>Topic sentences can be likened to miniature thesis statements for individual paragraphs. The topic …

Justin Trudeau spent his entire UN speech talking about human-rights abuses in his own country

Rich Western countries’ use of the UN as forum to lecture everyone else on human rights is one of the most well-worn—and valid—criticisms of the body.<p>Today (Sept. 21) Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau did something radically different.<p>He stood before the UN general assembly and devoted his …

Redesigning Teaching and Learning: Individual or Systemwide Effort?

To step away from seeing oneself as needing improvement to seeing oneself as a contributor to the improvement of the students' experience is a …

Teaching

The seven books that won’t be in your high school English curriculum, but you should definitely read

I sometimes wonder if the worst possible way to raise a lifelong reader is to expose them to high school English classes. It’s not that these …