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Shiri Pasternak

@shiripasternak Shiri is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at Ryerson University in Toronto, co-founder and Research Director (2018-2021) of the Yellowhead Institute. She is the author of the award-winning book Grounded Authority: the Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State. Her current research involves studying the risk of Indigenous rights in the natural resource extraction economy.

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The Gaping Holes in Ottawa’s Indigenous Fiscal Policy

Rather than address fundamental issues of land distribution, the federal government is prioritizing “fiscal capacity building” in an effort to prepare bands – not for self-determination – but for compliance with the self-government policy that does not expand the authority of First Nations over their traditional territories.