The sorry state of many Indigenous languages is no accident. Far from being ‘lost,’ our mother tongues have been under constant attack.
Virtually from the start, Canada has defined Indigenous peoples’ very existence as the “Indian Problem.” But for us, it’s been “The Canadian Problem” we’ve had to contend with.
The story of the Winnipeg Aqueduct might seem of little consequence or interest to anyone except those curious about a particular time and place. It actually represents a case study in colonialism, where the local and the global are one and the same.
Update on ambitious crowdfunder in support of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community whose water has quenched Winnipeg’s thirst for the past century, but are unable to drink it themselves.
Canada’s imposed ‘Transparency’ Act for First Nations obscures as much as it supposedly reveals, writes Rick Harp.
Help us enrich the world of audiobooks with more Aboriginal content by backing our crowdfunding campaign to convert ‘Midnight Sweatlodge’ into spoken words
Released in Spring 2013, “Clearing the Plains” has garnered University of Regina historian James Daschuk both attention and awards.
Will this “historic gathering of movements” live up to its hype? Dan David investigates the People’s Social Forum, to see how deep this ‘bro-mance’ goes between Indigenous types and lefty socialists.
A look at the zero-sum battle between Money-and-Pipelines versus Environment-and-People.
Dan David on what the ex-National Chief’s sudden departure might tell us about the apparent free-fall of the AFN
Parsing the view of the Federal Court of Appeals on Métis constitutional rights
Portrait of the demolition of a legendary prison and detention facility.
A student’s response to Idle No More’s Nina Wilson presentation at #UMNATV Colloquium (5th in series)
Andrea St. Pierre, a Native Studies Masters student at U of M, thinks back on a talk by Leslie Spillet at #UMNATV Colloquium (4th in series)
U of M Native Studies Masters student Jason Bone discusses presentation by Adam Gaudry to #UMNATV Colloquium (3rd in series)
U of M Native Studies Masters student Joe Dipple discusses co-presentation at the #UMNATV Colloquium by Larry Morrissette and Lawrence Deane, co-authors of “Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs.” (2nd in series)
First in a series of graduate student writings from the #UMNATV Colloquium series. Here, Native Studies Masters student Janice Bone discusses a presentation by Wab Kinew
Announcing our new partnership with the nationally renowned Colloquium series of Indigenous speakers hosted by U of Manitoba Native Studies Department.
VIDEO: “In Her Name—Relationships as Law” (Addressing Violence Through Indigenous Teachings and Tradition)
In this talk at “TEDxVictoria 2013: Emergence,” Sarah Hunt explains why she believes Indigenous laws have much to offer communities struggling with the impacts of violence.
How a pair of imitation ‘Indians’ at an event commemorating Sir John A. Macdonald got Indigenous Twitter talking