Resource Types: Video

The Ransom Economy Webinar

On December 9, 2020, the Yellowhead Institute, The Leap and Tiny House Warriors closed out the year of Shut Down Canada, with this discussion on The Ransom Economy. The webinar goes beyond the media headlines into discussion about international Indigenous human rights, injunctions, criminalization of land defenders and the uncertainties of Canadian claims to land …

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A History of the Indian Trust Fund

The Indian Trust Fund is an account that holds all the moneys collected, received, or held by the Crown for the “use and benefit” of First Nations. There is significant confusion, mythology and a lack of clarity around this fund. This video reviews the history of the fund and created as part of the Yellowhead Institute …

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Land Back: Injunctions, Dispossession, Nationhood and Indigenous Sovereignty

In this video, four young Indigenous leaders, Amy Norman, Clyde Moonias, Quinn Meawasige and Riley Yesno, were invited to speak on their work advocating on behalf of their communities, shaping dialogue and influencing decisions related to land and water jurisdiction. Here, they touch on injunctions, land dispossession and what it means to occupy land, Nationhood …

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The Ransom Economy: What #ShutDownCanada Reveals About Indigenous Rights

Host Naomi Klein moderates a panel discussion with Indigenous land protectors on economic analysis and strategies behind the blockades. This webinar goes beyond the media headlines into discussion about international Indigenous human rights, injunctions, criminalization of land defenders and the uncertainties of Canadian claims to land and sovereignty.  The panel features: Kanahus Manuel: Ktunaka-Secwepemc, Tiny …

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Weaponizing Injunctions: How Canada criminalizes Indigenous land defense

What is the role of injunctions in legalizing the forced removal of Indigenous peoples resisting development or extraction on their lands? In this video, grassroots Indigenous leaders discuss the weaponization of injunctions against land defense. The late Secwepemc leader, Arthur Manuel, called the injunction a “legal billy club” because it is a weapon used to …

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