Month: May 2022

Land Back Lane Image

“Journacide” and the Settler Colonial Assault on Reality

Earlier this month, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Isreali forces while reporting from the occupied West Bank. The killing is one example in a chronicle of violence against those who report on settler colonialism, from Canada to Palestine. Azeezah Kanji describes this trend as journacide.

Photo of Clyde River by Robert Kautuk

Hungry Days in Nunavut: The Façade of Inuit Self-Determination

On the surface, Inuit in Nunavut are portrayed to have successfully achieved self-determination. However, Kunuk Inutiq argues the assumption that the public government is a form of self-determination is a facade. In this brief scrutinizes this facade and who it benefits in Nunavut.

Seth Arcand Image - River and trees

Balancing the Budget at Indigenous Peoples Expense

THE CONSENSUS ANALYSIS of Budget 2022 seems to revolve around the term “centrist.” Mainstream Canadian media has emphasized the Trudeau Liberals’ plans to lower the national deficit while highlighting investments in policy areas like housing and dental care. But centrist can also be a euphemism for big cuts. While there are investments in areas meant to …

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Freedom Convoy in Alberta; Image by Naomi McKinney, Unsplash

What The Freedom Convoy Protests Reveals About Structural Racism In Canada

THIS PAST WEEKEND yet another “Freedom Convoy” rolled into Ottawa. This one ostensibly about veteran’s rights and motorcycles instead of transport trucks but with many connections and underlying themes in common, including racism. But it is the original “Freedom Convoy” protest – the one that illegally occupied Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, for over three …

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Photo by Stan WIlliams - Bring Our Children Home march

Residential School Graves, Canada’s “Slow” Genocide & The International Criminal Court

Content Note: The following contains information related to colonial violence and Canada’s Indian Residential School system, which may be distressing for some readers. THE MATTER OF Indian Residential Schools (IRS) came to the forefront many times in the past year. More recently, on April 1st, 2022, several Indigenous delegations went to the Vatican to hear an apology …

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