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Abolishing the Indian Act

Michael Den Tandt’s recent piece in the National Post provides an explanation as to why Canada should abolish the Indian Act and the reserve system entirely. 1,353 more words

House Of Commons

Peter Raaymakers: Canada's government shamefully refuses to implement the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

When the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was issued in Ottawa in June, Justice Murray Sinclair included a list of recommendations — 94 in all, on such subjects ranging from education reform to missing and murdered indigenous women — which listed a variety of ways that the Canadian federal and provincial governments, churches and other institutions and individuals can act to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” 808 more words

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Offer Natives A Way Forward

All nations can look to their history and see past sins. The United States has slavery, Spain has the Inquisition, France has Algeria (along with the terror of the Revolution and the vainglorious wars of a megalomaniac it sparked). 1,218 more words

Indigenous Health in Canada: Needs, Claims, Rights

*** Disclaimer: I use ‘Aboriginal, Indigenous, peoples, populations, etc.’ almost interchangeably. This is purely rhetorical and in no way is meant to ‘other’ any group. *** 629 more words

Global Health

WGO - 14 Tobacco in Tyendinaga with Andrew Martin

Kanenhariyo sits down with Andrew Martin, a business owner from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory to discuss his case and tobacco politics in the community. This recording was made on Saturday, June 27, 2015.


WGO 13 – Craig Blacksmith's Hunger Strike Against The Indian Act

Craig Blacksmith of the Dakota Nation joins us on the podcast to tell us about his hunger strike against the Indian Act. Craig is striking due to the Apartheid nature of the Indian Act which dehumanizes and oppresses Indigenous people. 11 more words


Petition to END RACE BASED LAW in Canada


WE, the undersigned citizens of Canada, draw the attention of the Government of Canada to the following:

THAT whereas the Indian Act and Section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, (1867) have divided Canadians by race and heritage; have perpetuated the unequal treatment of Canadian Indians, providing the legal framework for segregation via the reserve system; have prevented reserve Indians from equal provincial educational access; have prevented reserve Indians from having the full legal, economic and property rights and opportunities of other Canadian citizens; 461 more words