Indigenous communities

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Michelle O’Bonsawin: "I’m not a token Indigenous judge"

Canada’s first Indigenous Supreme Court justice isn’t the next Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She just wants to be herself.
Dechinta students on the land during the Fall 2020 Semester on MacKenzie Island, outside of Yellowknife, Chief Drygeese Territory, NWT (Courtesy of Morgan Tsetta)

May 2021 be the year land is once again refuge for Indigenous people

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: During the pandemic, Indigenous people reconnected to their land, embracing bush life and learning to live in community with each other in times of trouble
Sea otters off Vargas Island in B.C.; the animals eat 20 per cent of their body weight each day (Photograph by Melissa Renwick)

Sea otters are back with a worrying vengeance in B.C.

Once within a whisker of extinction, the adorable creatures are making a major resurgence—but not all residents view their comeback in a favourable light
Members of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation oversee a checkpoint near Stony Plain, Alta. (Photograph by Amber Bracken)

How First Nations are finding ways to keep COVID-19—and outsiders—at bay

While local and provincial governments loosen lockdowns, vulnerable Indigenous communities across the country say they’re fighting an uphill battle to safeguard their residents