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Treaty Interpretation in the Age of Restoule

After over a century of attempts to compel the Crown to honour the 1850 Robinson-Huron and Robinson-Superior Treaties. Anishinaabe Plaintiffs in the Restoule Case have made advancements in Ontario courts in the re-consideration and re-interpretation of these foundational historic treaties. At issue in the most recent years of the litigation has been the “augmentation” clause relating to …

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Calls to Action Accountability: A 2021 Status Update on Reconciliation

In this year’s Calls to Action Accountability Special Report, Eva Jewell and Ian Mosby assess where Canada stands on ‘reconciliation’. In 2021, only three calls to action were completed; 83 Calls to Action remain unfulfilled. This report highlights the progress that has been made, what the barriers preventing action are, and why we need to …

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Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper

The project of land back is about reclaiming Indigenous jurisdiction: breathing life into rights and responsibilities. This Red Paper is about how Canada dispossesses Indigenous peoples from the land, and in turn, what communities are doing to get it back. Visit the Land Back website to learn more.

How Canada Created First Nations Debt

This brief analyzes a little-known policy that is behind the housing crisis on some reserves in Canada that has been wreaking havoc on First Nations for decades. The Default Management and Prevention Policy (DPMP) is supposed to build capacity and support for First Nations that have fallen into debt. Yet, the long-term, overall consequences of …

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Calls to Action Accountability: A 2020 Status Update on Reconciliation

December 15, 2020, marks a full five years since the release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It was a momentous day that saw residential school Survivors, their families, and representatives of the institutions responsible for overseeing the horrors of Canada’s Indian residential school system gather in Ottawa to …

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