Indigenous peoples

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The Curious Case of Gina Adams: A “Pretendian” Investigation

She was hired by Emily Carr University in an effort to recruit Indigenous faculty. Then questions arose about her identity.
The land surrounding Neskantaga First Nation as seen from a plane descending into the reservation. (Photograph by Chris Donovan )

Indigenous leadership is crucial to protecting the planet

Murray Sinclair: Indigenous peoples have lived in balance with ecosystems since time immemorial. Our wisdom does not privilege humans above all other beings—a spirituality of humility, not dominion.
Kyle Linklater packing a hunted caribou onto a sled near Peawanuck, ON, December 16, 2019. (Courtesy of Daron Donahue/ Human Rights Watch)

Canada’s climate-change inaction violates Indigenous human rights: report

Two Human Rights Watch experts describe how First Nations people are struggling to sustain traditional diets, as fish and wildlife become more difficult and dangerous to reach
Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong, stands in the Legislature during Question Period, in Toronto on Nov. 6, 2019. (Chris Young/CP)

’As a First Nations MPP in Ontario...I cannot deny my loneliness.’

Sol Mamakwa: Every day I enter Queen’s Park, I see paintings of Queen Elizabeth, the faces of former premiers, and speakers of the house. I see them, but they don’t see me.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is seen during a news conference in Ottawa on Apr. 20, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Brenda Lucki must go

Pam Palmater: The problem isn’t Indigenous culture, it’s RCMP culture, where racial profiling, harassment, brutality and the killing of Indigenous peoples is somehow justified
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By including Indigenous peoples, the USMCA breaks new ground

Opinion: Perry Bellegarde on why the ’new NAFTA’ is the most inclusive international trade agreement for Indigenous peoples developed to date
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Justin Trudeau offers the lowest of low-hanging fruit to Canada’s Indigenous peoples

Andrew MacDougall: A holiday marking the residential schools tragedy is an easy—if overdue—gesture. But picking a date on a calendar won’t be enough to solve our collective history problem
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Few Canadians ever set foot on a First Nations reserve, and that’s a problem

An in-depth survey finds the vast majority of non-Indigenous Canadians live sealed away from First Nations people and their communities. Is it any wonder we’re so divided?
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On First Nations issues, there’s a giant gap between Trudeau’s rhetoric and what Canadians really think: exclusive poll

From self-government to public apologies, a comprehensive survey by the Angus Reid Institute suggests Canadians and their government are on completely different pages when it comes to the future of Indigenous peoples
Indigenous leaders and environmentalists march in protest against Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline in southern B.C., in Burnaby

Trans Mountain and First Nations along the pipeline route: It’s not a dichotomy of ’for’ or ’against’

Some First Nations have picked sides in the battle over the Kinder Morgan pipeline but many groups haven’t. Now their leaders are feeling the heat.