Indigenous Rights

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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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Sep 10, 2019
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The public library and Indigenous reconciliation

Olivia Robinson
To move forward with reconciliation in the library, more Indigenous librarians are needed at higher levels to create spaces for the revitalization and renaissance of Indigenous cultures.
Podcast
Sep 10, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Wa Ni Sak Tan: an alliance of hydro-impacted communities.

Challenging the harms of hydroelectricity projects

Talking Radical Radio
Hydro isn't as sustainable an energy source as it might look. Ramona Neckoway and Stephane McLachlan talk about the work of Wa Ni Ska Tan: An alliance of hydro-impacted Indigenous communities.
Blog
Sep 6, 2019
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Why Indigenous and minority languages matter

Lorenzo Vargas
Linguistic issues do not make headlines every day, but the struggles of communities working together to bring greater attention to the concerns of ethno-cultural minorities are very real.
News
Sep 3, 2019
Jared Tailfeathers sits at a table in the Elders' Guidance Circle at the Calgary Public Library. The piece is one of several furnishings called "Tina Dik’iizh | clear road or clear trail," created by Glenna Cardinal, a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member. Image: Olivia Robinson/rabble

Decolonizing the public library

Olivia Robinson
Canadian libraries are trying to reconcile the institution's colonial history and how to address the needs of patrons previously neglected by the library -- including Indigenous peoples.
Podcast
Sep 3, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Tiffany Joseph.

Revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures

Talking Radical Radio
W̱SÁNEĆ and Sḵx̱wu7mesh woman Tiffany Joseph talks to Scott Neigh about her peoples' history, her work revitalizing her language and culture, and restoring the land.

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