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Brock Pitawanakwat

@BrockStarPHD Brock Pitawanakwat (Anishinaabe, Whitefish River First Nation) is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at York University. Brock’s current research interests intersect with language revitalization and Indigenous concepts of health and wellness. In 2013 he completed a three-year interchange as a Senior Researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Winnipeg (Manitoba) and First Nations University of Canada (Saskatchewan). In 2009, Brock completed his PhD at the University of Victoria with a dissertation on Anishinaabe language revitalization. Brock is also a Research Fellow with the Yellowhead Institute.

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The Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement: A Pre-Ratification Review

Before year’s end, Canada and the Anishinabek Nation are seeking to conclude almost 25 years of negotiations for a self-government agreement. But does the self-government agreement really deliver on the promised return to nationhood? This Brief considers the content of the draft agreement and whether it provides real alternatives to the Indian Act and self-government policy.