As the Canadian federal election approaches, Brock Pitawanakwat offers a comparison of party platforms and analysis of commitments being made to communities in the 2021 Canadian federal election.
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If federal lawyers are successful in challenging the latest Candian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling on Jordan’s Principle, there are implications for Indigenous jurisdiction over citizenship. If a community recognizes a non-status child as a band member, shouldn’t they be eligible for Jordan’s Principle support? According to Canada, the answer is no. According to Damien Lee, this is ultimately an act of political violence.
December 15, 2020 marks the five year anniversary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In this in-depth analysis, enhanced by the expert insight of Indigenous leaders from across the country, Eva Jewell and Ian Mosby find that in 2020, Canada has completed no additional Calls to Action.