Earlier this month, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Isreali forces while reporting from the occupied West Bank. The killing is one example in a chronicle of violence against those who report on settler colonialism, from Canada to Palestine. Azeezah Kanji describes this trend as journacide.
Treaties, Rights and Title
AS CABINET RETURNS to work this January, one item on the agenda should be implementing the new UNDRIP legislation. An outstanding question regarding implementation is the place of urban Indigenous people. What can we expect here? Shortly after Bill C-15, also known as, “An Act Respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, …
Robert Houle discusses the recent referendum question proposed to Albertan’s relating to the issue of equalization. Houle discusses the exclusion of Indigenous community members from the vote and calls for greater Indigenous participation and decision-making, especially on issues directly related to stolen resources.
In this Brief, Johnson-Castle and Penney, argue that Newfoundland and Labrador’s continued push to advance hydroelectric development – not under the auspices of recovery from COVID-19 – is in disregard of Indigenous rights and title, and risks compounding social, health and economic impacts for the whole region.
The relationship between First Nations and Metis has been one of kinship, but not without tension. A new, and troubling source of tension is now in B.C., where the Metis Nation of BC has begun claiming lands and rights. In this Brief, Stephen Mussel even describes this relationship as a form of colonialism.