On some reserves, they’re on the verge of taking over. They roam in packs, hunting indiscriminately and reproducing quickly and heedlessly. They threaten the safety of young and old alike and even challenge social order. Dogs have become almost like a new class of citizens in many First Nations communities across Canada. On a daily […]
Al-Jazeera English piece on current relations between the indigenous Ainu and the Japanese government, perhaps “the last developed country to move towards indigenous people’s rights” (artist Koji Yuki).
Hooray! When Canada seizes control of the agenda at the next G8 meeting, Stephen Harper is making the health of women and children a priority! He said so in a Toronto Star opinion piece last month: There is a pressing need for global action on maternal and child health. As president of the G8 in 2010, […]
For a while now, I have wondered why Canada’s national unemployment figures do not include people living on reserves. This week, I decided to find out why, and I’d like to know what other people think of the reasons given for the exclusion.
I can’t be the only one to notice some eerie parallels between what’s going on with a group of children from Calebasse, Haiti and the situation of indigenous peoples here. According to the February 4 Globe and Mail, “a group of American Baptists [have been] arrested for trying to spirit the 33 children across the […]