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Aboriginal Issues Primer

I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread with some good background facts for people coming into this forum.  There is an awful lot left out of Canadian education when it comes to even the most basic of issues pertaining to Aboriginal peoples.  The majority of Canadians do not even understand Status, much less more complex issues like Aboriginal title, or duty to consult. 

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Jul 3, 2019

Environmental racism needs to end

Maya Bhullar
Many activists argue that "environmental racism" is a new and pernicious face of colonialism and historic discrimination. Here are environmental justice campaigns that need support.
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Jun 27, 2019
Scene from film Zaagi’idiwin. Image: Zaagi’idiwin/NFB

One way to decolonize this Canada Day

Doreen Nicoll
Short films that celebrate reclamation, rematriation, and revitalization of Indigenous knowledge, languages, and culture help settlers understand the long journey out of colonization.
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Jun 25, 2019
Figure 1 Members of REMA Mujeres and the From Relajo to Refusal Work Group at UNAM, Mexico City, June 12, 2019. Photo courtesy of Kate Klein.

America is a mass grave

Gabriela Jiménez
An ensemble of living and non-living beings is calling an alarm: America is a mass grave. América es una fosa común.

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