Indigenous Rights

Photos
Mar 30, 2010
The six women who were arrested while staging a sit-in action at  the the Ottawa office of Indian and Northern Affairs minister Chuck Strahl. Photo: Greg Macdougall

Protesters arrested at MP Chuck Strahl's office

Greg Macdougall
The six women who were arrested while staging a sit-in action at the the Ottawa office of Indian and Northern Affairs minister Chuck Strahl. Photo: Greg Macdougall
News
Mar 30, 2010

Protesters arrested at MP Chuck Strahl's office

Greg Macdougall
Two days before the federal government's funding cuts to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation take effect -- six women staged a sit-in outside the Ottawa office of minister Chuck Strahl.
Forum topic

Immigration and Indigenous solidarity and how they intersect

Recently, I helped out at a No One Is Illegal event that was held last weekend in Toronto.  There was an amazing line-up of speakers, and one in particular really clarified some things for me around the issues of immigration and Indigenous rights.

I've occasionally wondered whether there is a disconnect between advocating open immigration, and also advocating Indigenous rights in Canada, in particular, land claims.  It seems to be contradictory: colonizers from outside Canada stole land from the First Peoples here, and are now treating them like unwanted guests on their own territories.  The first invaders could be considered "immigrants" - so how is it that immigration wasn't okay then, but it is okay now?

Columnists
Mar 19, 2010

Why I'm owning a Native stereotype

Along with the usual colonial-type affronts to our people and communities, there are some notable racist extremities happening across Canada as of late.
Blog
Mar 11, 2010

Tuberculosis among Inuit

Daniel Tseghay
A new report shows that the rate of tuberculosis among Inuit is 185 times greater than for the rest of the country. That's an incredible number and it's the product of our unfair social institutions.

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