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The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Lessons from B.C.

In November 2019, the province of British Columbia passed the first law in Canada aimed at implementing the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. This Special Report — with contributions from six primarily Indigenous authors — considers the promise of that legislation but also some of the challenges that have emerged, specifically …

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A Culture of Exploitation: “Reconciliation” and the Institutions of Canadian Art

This Special Report by Jas Morgan, considers themes in the historic relationship between Indigenous people in the Institutions of Canadian art and culture to contextual a series of interviews conducted with cultural workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and which reveal a renewed exploitation of their labour and their works. The report also offers 15 Standards …

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The Rise of the First Nations Land Management Regime in Canada: A Critical Analysis

As Canada moves towards a strategy of sectoral self-governance—slowly deconstructing the Indian Act rather than negotiating all-encompassing self-governance agreements—the management of reserve lands is becoming a critical component of the First Nations Land Management regime and a supposed means for First Nations to ‘catch up’ to the speed of business and build prosperity for their …

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The Promise and Pitfalls of C-92: An Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, youth and families

On June 21, 2019, Bill C-92 An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families became law. The Bill is a huge and unprecedented step forward in Canada. It is the first time the federal government has exercised its jurisdiction to legislate in the area of Indigenous child welfare.  This report is a follow …

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An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families: Does Bill C-92 Make the Grade?

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the federal government introduced Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, youth and families for first reading. After many years of well documented discrimination against Indigenous children, there is much hope in this legislative process to reverse this trend, empower Indigenous peoples to reclaim jurisdiction in this area, …

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