Why dismantling the Indian Act will be nearly impossible

Macleans – Jean Teillet And it might not be much of a solution to the issues that plague “Indians” in Canada, anyway Members of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation burn a copy of the Indian Act. (Darryl Dyck/CP) Will Canada ever be post-Indian Act? Not likely. If it...

Rez Gossip Can Be Vicious and Deadly

There’s a difference between a concerned community member and a gossip Terese Mailhot • Once on the rez I was walking my baby to a Christmas dinner when a matriarch in my community scolded me for not putting a blanket on my baby. I was shamed, and rightfully so,...

The politics and prayer behind activism and ceremony

Krystalline Kraus Part one of a three part series. I believe that Indigenous community members should be able to light a Sacred Fire on Crown land for ceremonial purposes without having to go through the paperwork to get a permit or, at the very least, not pay a fee....

All mouth and no ears: Settlers with opinions

Macleans It’s a depressingly common experience for Indigenous people in this country. It happens on a daily basis: At work with colleagues, in encounters with strangers, in news commentaries, in social media exchanges and at parties when we just want to relax. It’s...