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Michif Storytelling: Connecting Us To the Dead

My family is from St. Ambroise, which is a small Michif (Métis) community at the base of Lake Manitoba. While I spent the majority of my life away from St. Ambroise, I am still connected to my roots in Manitoba. What connects me are the stories that my family tells; stories connect me to the

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Canada

We spoke to death professionals, and dove into Canadian laws and policies, to learn more about how unclaimed bodies are processed, and why the numbers of Canadian unclaimed are on the rise.

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in America

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in America

With the influx of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, important questions about how we store the dead in times of crisis have been pushed into the spotlight. How should we handle abandoned, indigent, and unclaimed bodies, many of which languish in morgues for weeks or months?

Watch: Demystifying Medical Aid in Dying Video Series

Demystifying Medical Aid in Dying: Family Voices – Part One In this session, D.S. Moss of the Adventures of Memento Mori podcast is joined by special guests Dan Diaz and Myra S. for personal perspectives on the use of medical aid in dying.   Dan and his late wife, Brittany Maynard, had to move from California

How Can we be ‘Death Positive’ During COVID-19? A ‘Difficult Conversations’ Podcast Episode

How can we be ‘death positive’ during COVID-19? Podcast with TalkDeath & A Positive Death UK Hosted by PhD researcher and sociology teacher Poppy Gerrard-Abbott, Difficult Conversations is a new podcast about society, culture and the novel coronavirus. Since the podcast began, the series has covered “sex work, feminist approaches to COVID-19, single mums, the

George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day

The life-and-death effects of racism in the U.S. go far beyond police shootings, and while racism harms many groups of people, black men are paying the highest cost.

Why cellphone videos of black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs

Cellphone videos of vigilante violence and fatal police encounters should be viewed like lynching photographs – with solemn reserve and careful circulation, and not as casually as we do now.

Death Positive Video Games

Death Positive Video Games

There are a growing number of death positive video games that use death as the driving force. Level up, stop camping, and read our list.