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Tonto also points out that Collins, one of the rangers, betrayed Dan and is working with Cavendish, whom Tonto suspects is a “wendigo”.
The Comanche are a Plains Indian tribe whose historic territory, known as Comancheria, consisted of present day eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas.
The wendigo is part of the traditional belief systems of various Algonquian-speaking tribes in the northern United States and Canada, most notably the Ojibwe and Saulteaux, the Cree, the Naskapi, and the Innu people.
Not to mention the whole theme of the wendigo is cold and death by starvation in harsh winters.
I’m sure the Comanche had their own word for “horrific cannibal people”, there’s no need to insert the word “wendigo” into every single thing that involves Native Americans.
Granted, I’m not particularly surprised by movie moguls screwing up native culture again and again, but this one would have been such an easy one to fix, come on.
On the other hand, this reminds me of an amazing wendigo short comic I read some time back about a man who’s the only survivor of a plane crash in the northern wilderness, and who struggles with starvation while waiting for rescue. I can’t for the life of me remember the artist or the title, though. Anybody know it?
We be stylin’ all up in Canada.
A year later, flesh-eating victim living life to the fullest
The Canadian Press
Date: Wednesday Jun. 20, 2012 7:40 AM ET
Imagine brushing your teeth, jumping into bed to sleep as usual, then waking up the next morning without arms or legs.
That’s what happened to Cyndi Desjardins, a 44-year-old mother of two young children who lost her limbs to flesh-eating disease last year.
"It was the darkest moment of my life, but I realized I could come to terms with this" and recapture life with her husband and kids, Desjardins told the annual meeting of Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ont., Tuesday night.
Less than 12 months after returning home from hospital and rehabilitation, Desjardins has become a motivational public speaker, fundraiser, writer and what she terms a ‘Supermom’.
"I have no boundaries, no walls to have to jump over."
In early February 2011, Desjardins, who lives in Holland Landing north of Toronto, had a fever and a severe pain in her leg. The problems worsened and she went to hospital two days later where she was put into an induced coma.
She woke up after more than a month, and found her arms and lower legs had been amputated to stop the spread of flesh-eating disease.
Being helpless in a hospital bed, she said, was an “opportunity” to think and plan how she could find ways to be a normal mom to her kids, Cienna, then six and Liam, still an infant. She discovered that nothing works for a quad amputee: toilet, hair dryer, tooth brush.
"I learned to think differently. I learned how to approach different tasks."
She has straps to open dresser drawers. She relearned how to swim and now does 500 metres twice a week. She got an iPad and rigged a stylus to one arm stump so she could write what is now Cyndi’s Blog (http://cyndisstory.com/cyndisstory/Blog/Entries/). She learned how to drive with prosthetic limbs and got her driver’s licence back in January.
"There’s always something you can find to adapt to this world," she said. "There’s a device for everything, if you just research it."
Flesh-eating disease, a rare condition called necrotizing fasciitis, has helped her find a new purpose in her life, she said.
"I want to be celebrated for what I achieve."
Her advice to other people confronted with difficulties: Realize life is a special gift, do what you have to do now, look through the eyes of a child, and realize the power of the human spirit.
Flesh-eating disease is a bacterial infection that rapidly destroys tissue and can cause death within a day. Health Canada estimates there are 90 to 200 cases a year, 20 to 30 per cent of which are fatal.
And closing the day with obligatory Russel Peters.
That said and all patriotism aside, today is also a good day to remember the people who have been here since long before we were and who are continuing to get the short end of the stick in just about everything in this country.
Official video for “Oh Canada”, from Classified’s 2009 album ‘Self Explanatory’. Directed by Cazhmere in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Happy Canada Day, eh?
An alien prized as a challenge by hunters.
The Chukar Partridge appeared in North America in 1893, imported from India to Illinois. In 1940, it arrived in British Columbia where it was introduced near Dog Creek in the interior as a game bird for hunters. In 1950, the BC Game Commission released more birds near Kamloops, and again the following year around Oliver in the Okanagan Valley. The introduced birds successfully established themselves and expanded their range across the Thompson-Okanagan region in central-southern British Columbia. However, attempts to introduce the Chukar Partridge to Vancouver Island for hunting and dog training fortunately were unsuccessful.
Fat bird is invading BC.
Fat Bird is invading BC.
and that's super nifty that apple can't do it themselves actually.
I'M ALL FOR MORE PRIVACY IN OUR ELECTRONICS \o/;
Mirth: Wonder if the law's the same on that in Canada. I'd assume so but.
Friend: idk you guys might be better.
our laws just haven't caught up with technology.
it's actually super frustrating.
Mirth: Considering the general state of technology in our government I am going to guess that no we are not even remotely better.
They can't even figure out websites.
Canada implements key disclosure by broad interpretation of "existing interception, search and seizure and assistance procedures"; in a 1998 statement, Cabinet Minister John Manley explained, "warrants and assistance orders also apply to situations where encryption is encountered — to obtain the decrypted material or decryption keys."
Friend: ...... cry
MORE PRIVACY IN OUR ELECTRONICS PLZ
Mirth: "The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled that if a cellphone is not password-protected, police making an arrest can search it without a warrant."
man even our cops can't do that
Mirth: Welcome to canada \o/
Murray Siple’s feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North Vancouver. This subculture shows that street life is much more than the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media.
The film takes a deep look into the lives of the men who race carts, the adversity they face and the appeal of cart racing despite the risk. Shot in high-definition and featuring tracks from Black Mountain, Ladyhawk, Vetiver, Bison, and Alan Boyd of Little Sparta.