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Indigenous Governance

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Let’s Talk about Indigenous Mental Health: Trauma, Suicide & Settler Colonialism

ON A DAY designated for talking about mental health, let’s talk about the mental health crisis Indigenous people face resulting from colonialism. While the term itself has been adopted by federal officials, it often seems an effort to manipulate meaning. When “colonialism” or even “genocide” are interpreted in abstract and sanitized ways, it becomes easy …

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Nunavut at Sunset

A New Conversation On Inuit Self Government In Nunavut | ᓄᑖᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᔅᓴᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᐱᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ−ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᖕᒥ

CLICK HERE TO READ ENGLISH VERSION. ᓄᕕᑉᐱᕆ 16, 2021-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃ ᑎᒥᖓ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒫᕐᓯᐅᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓈᖕᒪᒃᓴᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᖁᔨᕗᖔᕈᑎᒥᒃ ᑲᒪᒋᐊᖁᔨᔪᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ−ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓐᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᙵᑐᒃᓴᐅᔫᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓗᒍ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᒍᑎᒋᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔭᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᓂᖓ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᒻᒪᑦ ᐱᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ 1999-ᒥ. ᐱᙳᕐᑎᑕᐅᔪᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᖓ 1993-ᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᕗᑦ ᓵᖅᑭᑕᐅᒍᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᑭᓇᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᓐᓂᕐᐹᖑᒻᒪᑕ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᒻᒪᑕ ᓱᓕᔪᕐᓴᔪᓪᓚᒥᓪᓗ ᓇᖕᒥᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓐᓂᐊᕋᒥᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ, ᑖᓐᓇ …

A New Conversation On Inuit Self Government In Nunavut | ᓄᑖᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᔅᓴᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᐱᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ−ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᖕᒥ Read More »

Does the Charter Apply? The Struggle to Protect Free Speech On-Reserve

Do Charter Rights apply on-reserve? In response to concerns about political repression at Kwantlen First Nation, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association issued a letter arguing that it does. In this Brief, Robert Jago reflects on the challenges and implications for the future of free speech