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January 20th 2008 - The Sunday Edition

Letter from the Editor

More art, fashion and sex stuff for you this week, but the one I am most interested in is the census of Native Canadians. Apparently they are the fastest growing minority group in Canada due to an extremely high birth rate. Their population has gone up 45% in the last 10 years alone. Approximately 1 in every 30 Canadians is Native or Metis (mixed).

For me it is difficult to think of Canada without thinking of our Native population. First we slaughtered them in the largest mass genocide in known history. Prior to Jacques Cartier arriving there was over an 100 million Natives living in North America and when we were done there was less than a couple million left. It is nice to see the population is growing back finally. (Incidentally it is our slaughter of Natives that apparently gave Hitler his inspiration for his final solution.)

Not a proud moment in Canadian or American history. Then again, neither was the slave trade, McCarthyism, the Vietnam War (which Canada didn't fight in) or America's choice to attack Iraq looking for WMD (which Canada wisely avoided again).

These days Native Canadian culture is all over the place. Inuit sculptures, Native art, not much for fashion unless you count my father wearing moccasins and Natives finally winning important diplomatic issues like Ipperwash being returned to Native hands. The political landscape has lots of room for Natives to grow I think. We need more Natives running for parliament and speaking up on issues like environment, health care and providing an unique perspective on international affairs.

I got a fan email a couple months ago from a Native woman who was concerned that we don't have much news or info about Native Canadians or Americans. Frankly, I agree. We only publish those things people send us and get past the scrutiny of my editorial eyes (that or things our staff writes).

So if anyone knows any Native writers out there who like to talk about controversial issues please tell them about us. We'd love to read what they have to say.

Suzanne MacNevin
Editor of the Lilith eZine

PS. We're getting a lot of hatemail from angry deadbeat dads. Check out the article from two weeks ago:

Dealing with Anti-feminism - Bigotry, deadbeat dads and ex-husbands.

The Art History Archive

Canadian abstract painter Jack Bush paved the way for colour field painting in Canada.

Canadian artist Ken Danby died in September 2007. Take a look at his life's work.

The Canada eZine

Canada's First Nations is undergoing a baby boom that may revolutionize Native culture.

The Fashion eZine

True Haute Couture is no more, according to designer Pierre Cardin (plus a biography on the designer).

Tila Tequila Nguyen - Female Supermodel

Travis Fimmel - Male Supermodel

The Sex eZine

YouTube has completed changed the way the porn industry does business, or lack thereof.

The Art History Archive, Feminist eZine and Lilith eZine are subsidiaries of the Lilith Gallery Network.

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