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?
Murray Sinclair during opening keynote of the Shingwauk 2015 Gathering. Photograph taken during is address to survivors.
Karl Nerenberg | Survivors have been sharing the ugly truths of the so-called residential "schools" for many years. Who was listening?
Large crowd of protesters on the streets of Toronto. A red dress and Mohawk Warrior flag can be seen hoisted above the crowd. May 30, 2020, by Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall.
Karl Nerenberg | The murders of Indigenous children and women are the result of a colonial lust for riches on their lands.
Mourners at memorial for children who died at Kamloops residential school. Image credit: Thomas_H_foto/Flickr
John Miller | Given the calls for accountability that are now being voiced for one of Canada's most shameful tragedies, this omission must stand as one of the saddest failures of recent Canadian journalism.
The Kamloops Indian Residential School circa 1930. Image credit: Archives of the Oblate Order, Richelieu/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | As for the details and intent of the crime, if it marches like genocide, and talks like genocide, it is genocide.
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.
Human rights defenders try to dialogue with ESMAD police (mobile anti-riot squad), Medellín, Colombia, April 28, 2021. Image credit: Humano Salvaje/Wikimedia Commons
Cristina Rojas, Daniel Tubb | The world is watching and learning what Indigenous and Afro-Colombians have never been allowed to forget: death can come at any time at the hands of the paramilitary, police, or army.
Lake view in Jasper National Park. Image credit: Pavel Brodsky/Unsplash
David Suzuki | It's our responsibility to engage in conversations about how new systems of land governance could look. Everything should be on the table including ownership and governance of current protected areas.
Image: Gail Cyr. Used with permission.
Maya Bhullar | Gail Cyr has spent her life amplifying the work and voices of local communities. Now, she is officially "retired" but is as busy as ever.
Justice Thomas Berger on stage at Vancouver Island University in 2013. Image credit: Vancouver Island University/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Tom Berger died earlier this week at the age of 88. He had an eminent career, marked by a lifelong commitment to Indigenous peoples and social justice.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's East Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine at Laurentian University. Image credit: Matt Strickland/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Green | The failure by governments to adequately support Laurentian in this moment violates the commitments we are all called to make to achieve reconciliation and measures of justice.
Image: Maureen Huot. Used with permission.
Victoria Fenner | Maureen Huot, one of's rabble rousers to watch, talks about the multiple causes and people she supports, and her thoughts about being an ally.