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Hungry Days in Nunavut: The Façade of Inuit Self-Determination

On the surface, Inuit in Nunavut are portrayed to have successfully achieved self-determination. However, Kunuk Inutiq argues the assumption that the public government is a form of self-determination is a facade. In this brief scrutinizes this facade and who it benefits in Nunavut.

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Balancing the Budget at Indigenous Peoples Expense

THE CONSENSUS ANALYSIS of Budget 2022 seems to revolve around the term “centrist.” Mainstream Canadian media has emphasized the Trudeau Liberals’ plans to lower the national deficit while highlighting investments in policy areas like housing and dental care. But centrist can also be a euphemism for big cuts. While there are investments in areas meant to …

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Residential School Graves, Canada’s “Slow” Genocide & The International Criminal Court

Content Note: The following contains information related to colonial violence and Canada’s Indian Residential School system, which may be distressing for some readers. THE MATTER OF Indian Residential Schools (IRS) came to the forefront many times in the past year. More recently, on April 1st, 2022, several Indigenous delegations went to the Vatican to hear an apology …

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Residential School Records and Data Governance

In this brief, Ushnish Sengupta analyzes the role of data governance in contributing to discussing the full truth about residential schools, calling on the Government of Canada and institutions to uphold their promises to implement the TRC’s Calls To Action as it relates to residential school records.