Yellowhead Briefs provide a platform for perspectives from key thinkers on First Nations issues. 

Our Briefs focus on topical and pressing issues affecting communities on the ground and ideas that challenge the status quo. 

Policy Briefs

Issue 01 | June 05, 2018

Mi’kmaq and the Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework

by Dr. Sherry Pictou, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Department,
Mount Saint Vincent University

Policy Briefs

Issue 02 | June 05, 2018

Aboriginal Title in British Columbia Examined Under the New Liberal Agenda

by Dr. Judith Sayers, President, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council; Adjunct Professor, School of Business and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

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Issue 03 | June 28, 2018

Splitting INAC: Coercive Fiscal Federalism in the Disguise of ‘Reconciliation’

by Veldon Coburn, Instructor, Carleton University, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

Stan Williams Image: No More Silence for Women

Issue 04 | July 10, 2018

Can the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl’s Inquiry be Reclaimed?

by Courtney Skye, Mohawk Policy Advisor

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Issue 05 | July 12, 2018

AFN Election 2018:
About the Candidates

by Tara Williamson, Independent Researcher & Consultant

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Issue 06 | July 18, 2018

We Own It, So Let’s Kill It:
What to do about Kinder Morgan in an era of “reconciliation”

by Kanahus Manuel, Indigenous Land Defender, Tiny House Warriors and Shiri Pasternak, Research Director,
Yellowhead Institute

Stan Williams Image Drooping plants in the Winter

Issue 07 | July 20, 2018

Fraser Institute:
Property Rights for Everyone, Just not Indians

by Peter Di Gangi, Director of Policy and Research, Algonquin Nation Secretariat

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Issue 08 | July 24, 2018

A Brief Assessment of Canada’s Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship

by Damien Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University;
Associate Fellow, Yellowhead Institute

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