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Polina Teif

Understanding the history of First Nations governance provides crucial context to the current conflict between TransCanada and the Wet’suwet’en First Nation over pipeline plans in northern BC Read more

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For many Canadians, the idea of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples died last week when the RCMP sent heavily-armed police to break up the Unist'ot'en protest camp that has been blocking pipeline plans for a decade in northern BC Read more

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The ways in which racism, anti-Blackness and white supremacy interrupted our lives over the last 12 months has me very nervous for 2019 Read more

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Indigenous artists say the province's move has put the Ontario Arts Council-administered fund in jeopardy Read more

Art & Design

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David Smiley

Toronto islanders and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation build a new model for land sharing, trust and friendship Read more

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As Canada implements a National Housing Strategy, post-secondary schools are creating more room for Indigenous design thinking Read more

Education

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Peter Biesterfeld

For 50 days this summer, Queen’s Park was ground zero for protest over the continued denial of services to Indigenous children and youth in Canada’s health and child welfare systems Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Indigenous artisans push purchasing policies for shopkeepers and museums to protect authentic Indigenous crafts Read more

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Photos by Lisa Campbell

Huge cannabis retail chains like Canada’s National Access Cannabis and Native Roots Dispensary from Colorado have partnered with First Nations in Manitoba and Ontario, yet Métis groups were not granted licensing in their own territory Read more

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All artists must contextualize their work for their audience because often the reasons why we create the things we create can have a larger impact than the product itself Read more

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Distant Thunder

Last June, the Ontario government pledged $85 million to clean up the mess caused by what then Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray described as “gross neglect,” but the money has yet to materialize Read more

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Trudeau’s election platform should have been a warning sign of things to come – he pledged to respect our right to say no to development, while at the same time supporting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion Read more

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Illustration by Jason Carter

“This is going to be bigger than tobacco,” says Jamie Kunkel, who owns Smoke Signals, a medical cannabis dispensary on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory east of Belleville Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The push to put Indigeneity on curriculums has created a hiring boom, but the pool of Indigenous scholars remains small Read more

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Canadian offshoot of U.S-based retailer Spirit Halloween has agreed to remove costumes with names like Pocahottie, Reservation Royalty, Naughty Navajo and Huron Honey from its Toronto stores Read more

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Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine deserve justice Read more

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While other men of privilege across North America have been forced to resign over allegations of improper conduct, John Furlong continues to act as an ambassador for Canada's Olympic movement Read more

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Looked at from a human rights framework, Canada is culpable for 15-year-old Indigenous girl's death – this may upset criminal law experts, mainstream political commentators and online haters, but sadly it is a fact Read more

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John Bonnar

Remembrance of love, courage and grief for missing and murdered Indigenous women confronts an unresponsive justice system Read more

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My settler family from Saskatchewan lived by a beautiful ethic: honour and care for the stranger – so what drove farmer Gerald Stanley to attack Indigenous youth seeking his help? Read more

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