Indigenous rights

Stan Williams This Is Indian Land

Stan Williams

In his ongoing series This Is Indian Land, the Mohawk/Anishinaabe photographer captures the broad range of ways Indigenous people are reclaiming culture Read more

Art & Design

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National Film Board of Canada

In nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard looks at the aftermath of the Colten Boushie verdict and the fight for justice reform Read more

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Festival's powerful opening film provides an intimate look at Colten Boushie and his family's fight for justice Read more


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Mining Injustice Solidarity Network

It may not be the wild west of years past, but as the SNC-Lavalin affair continues to suggest the relationship between government and entities it should be regulating remains uncomfortably collegial Read more


Over 160 musicians, journalists and record labels have signed the statement in support of the Unist'ot'en camp opposing a pipeline project in northern B.C. Read more


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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


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


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


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


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


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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



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


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



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


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