With the backing of the Assembly of First Nations, Aroland Nation of Northern Ontario has declared a moratorium on mining exploration and development, and issued eviction notices to 20 mining companies operating in their territory. Invoking First Nation jurisdiction against the companies and the governments of Canada and Ontario could be one of the most […]
I remember the other day a protest sign that caught my eye and stirred my interest. The sign observed that while tens of millions were cut from Canada’s budget for First Nations children, an equivalent amount was simultaneously appropriated for a reenactment of the war of 1812. In today’s Dominion, Natascia Lypny reports from Halifax, […]
Zach Ruiter and Megan Kinch of Toronto Media Co-op report on the latest of the G20 trials of repression against anti-austerity activists by the Government of Canada. As noted in the embedded video, the organizers doing time in prison were selected for prosecution for their effectiveness, and more importantly, for their collaboration with Six Nations […]
Cultures as artifacts is part and parcel of consumer society. Cultures as political entities disrupts that consumption. Writing at Media Indigena, Sarah Hunt explains why Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is a celebration of assimilation.
Writing in the Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, Konstantin Kilibarda examines Lessons from #Occupy in Canada. As a movement against an economic model that seeks to commodify all social relations in a context of growing global inequality, Kilibarda’s article examines efforts to shift #Occupy’s discourse and praxis in Canada towards a decolonize framework.
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Twenty-two contributors share their experiences with Indigenous resurgence in "everyday" settings - those often unseen, unacknowledged actions that promote community health and well-being. Brought to you by the faculty and students of Indigenous Governance (IGOV) at the University of Victoria and the Indigenous Politics Program (UHIP) at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa.
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