Issue Page


Kamloops residential school memorial, May 30th 2021. Image credit: GoToVan/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | We have known for decades what it will take to rewrite the future history of Indigenous nations in Canada. When will any government get the courage to take the first step?
Helyeh Doutaghi (left) and Ashley Courchene (right). Image credit: Doutaghi and Courchene/used with permission.
Helyeh Doutaghi, Ashley Courchene | The media cycles in which Islamophobic killings crowd out stories about Indigenous children's remains suggests competition among different groups of victims, despite shared root causes.
RCMP on display at the Calgary Stampede. Image credit: Pikist.
Gary Engler | Our country has glorified white male warrior, racist colonialism and participated in it at home and abroad. Our laws, our institutions, our foreign policy, our culture have all been affected by it.
Two students study at a desk. Image credit: Katerina Holmes/Pexels.
Minister Faust | How many otherwise bored, overlooked, or alienated African-Canadian kids could teachers inspire if they taught a "Wakanda" curriculum connecting the fictional content to its real-world inspiration?
Madiha Syed, used with permission.
Madiha Syed | When will my hijab be the symbol of peace it is meant to be rather than a target for hateful people?
The London, Ontario vigil in memory of the Afzaal family. Image credit: Andrea Horwath/Used with permission.
Rick Salutin | Can you build a national identity around having no one national identity?
Canadian flag at half-mast. Image credit: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr
Monia Mazigh | The core narrative remains untouched: Canada is a polite and compassionate country; we don't do these things at home; we are shocked by these acts of violence.
Justin Trudeau attends a vigil for the Afzaal family. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Twitter.
Karl Nerenberg | In New Zealand the government set up a royal commission after a gunman shot 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, in March 2019. Canada should do the same.
Four candles. Image credit: Christopher Bulle/Flickr.
Hawa Y. Mire | There is no rationale or explanation good enough. There is no room for condolences without accountability and action.
Dandelions in field of grass. Image credit: Jan Ledermann/Unsplash
June Chua | Dandelions traverse the earth. The globe is their realm. At times, they are viewed as foreign. Invasive, threatening and alien to the carefully curated spaces seen as proper and acceptable.
Hospital beds line a hallway. Image credit: Ante Samarzija/Unsplash
Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Christa Big Canoe, Josée G. Lavoie | Joyce Echaquan's experience of overt racism cannot be attributed to an isolated incident. Nor can it be acceptable that staff are too busy to meet their professional obligations.
Neighbourhod burned down following Tulsa race massacre. Image credit: evening public ledger/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The 1921 Tulsa race massacre was one of the single greatest acts of racist terrorism in U.S. history.