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Calls to Action Accountability: A 2023 Status Update on Reconciliation

2023 marks eight years since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. This year also marks the fifth year of authors Eva Jewell and Ian Mosby tracking Canada’s progress on completing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. In this edition of their annual Calls to Action Accountability analysis, …

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Data Colonialism in Canada’s Chemical Valley: Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the Failure of the Pollution Notification System

This report is about the relationship between the petrochemical industry in Ontario’s Chemical Valley and Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Central to this relationship is pollution: the spills, flares, air releases and how those events are communicated to the community. Communication about pollutants is regulated by provincial and federal governments, which actually provide limited oversight, allowing Shell, ExxonMobil, and …

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Bad Forecast: The Illusion of Indigenous Inclusion and Representation in Climate Adaptation Plans in Canada

In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the importance of Indigenous knowledge in responding and adapting to climate change. In 2022, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s ECCC) released Canada’s first ever National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) and National Action Plan (NAP), which present a landmark opportunity for Indigenous people to contribute to and lead climate …

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty in Ontario: A Study of Exclusion at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

This report illustrates the ongoing concerns and struggles of Indigenous peoples seeking food sovereignty in Ontario, and the continuity of colonial views and practices in government ministries. We examine these realities through a case study involving the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), as well as Indigenous community members that engage with OMAFRA …

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Indigenous Land-Based Education in Theory & Practice

This Special Report considers the recent and relevant academic and other publicly available literature, including policy documents and program reports representing both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on the theory and practice of land-based programming. A review of this literature finds an extensive record of the benefits of land-based programming for Indigenous peoples’ mental and physical health …

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Calls to Action Accountability: A 2022 Status Update on Reconciliation

December 2022 marks seven years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its six-volume Final Report and 94 Calls to Action. At the end of  a year that saw a flurry of reconciliatory gestures: a papal apology, the second-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and legislative activity toward a new National Council for Reconciliation, we find that reconciliation …

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