Tom Kertes

After taking on a new name and regalia

Charlotte Views: For Chief Gidansda as for Dr. King, authority has roots in respect

Being witness to the potlatch was to see history made.

  • Apr 28, 2017
After taking on a new name and regalia
Much of what Haida Gwaii needs to power a fair

Charlotte Views: Growing a fair economy for Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii’s resource challenges are about governance, not simply international commodity markets or a lack of capital.

Much of what Haida Gwaii needs to power a fair
A person lays a hand on the copper nails pounded into the carving of an Indian residential school — modelled on the Chilliwack-area Coqualeetza Institute (1888-1940) — that is at the centre of Jim Hart's Reconciliation Pole. The copper nails

Charlotte Views: Reconciliation Pole points the way forward

Residential schools are not just history. They are part of today’s conversation about ending the colonization of Canada.

A person lays a hand on the copper nails pounded into the carving of an Indian residential school — modelled on the Chilliwack-area Coqualeetza Institute (1888-1940) — that is at the centre of Jim Hart's Reconciliation Pole. The copper nails
A well-dressed crowd

Charlotte Views: Art is at the soul of Haida Gwaii

Artists work to not only enhance the visual and symbolic space of our community — they are also connectors and creators.

A well-dressed crowd

Charlotte Views: Surveys show what elected leaders value

Surveys tell voters as much about what our elected officials value as the surveys tell them about us.

From left to right

Charlotte Views: Drama students take the stage in Terrace

I appreciate the ‘can do’ attitude of Haida Gwaii youth. It’s a big reason why I choose to teach in School District 50.

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The Village of Queen Charlotte is asking residents how they imagine marijuana-based businesses will take shape in the village after legalization.

Charlotte Views: Queen Charlotte is right to get ready for legal pot

We should be thinking now about what legal pot means for the health of our community.

The Village of Queen Charlotte is asking residents how they imagine marijuana-based businesses will take shape in the village after legalization.

Standing up for love and dignity

The mass killings in Quebec City remind us how real politics can be. But the reality of politics works in both directions.

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News on Facebook is needlessly complicated

My love-hate relationship with Facebook has turned into total indifference.

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