Fallon Simard is an Anishinaabe-Metis artist and policy analyst whose work investigates intensity and burden as products of injustice(s), human rights violations, and colonial violence. Simard's memes and videos capture the conflicts created by colonial-capital-racial policy. His work mobilizes grief, intensity, and trauma as mitigation tools to colonial-capital policy.
In theis brief Fallon Simard proposes how Zaagi’diwin Inakinogewin (“love law”) may reorient legal, political, and human rights mechanisms and inspire a culture shift that honours Indigenous freedoms of gender and sexuality expression and identity.
A timely intervention at a time when Canada is dragging its feet on MMIWG calls, Fallon Simard argues in this brief that Land Back is a call to end sexual violence against children & youth by advocating for an enhanced spectrum of consent in Indigenous governance decision-making.
Yellowhead Institute generates critical Indigenous policy perspectives.