tag: the conversation

National Day of Mourning
Too often, K-12 social studies classes in the U.S. teach a mostly glossed-over story of U.S. settlement.
Kwetiio of Kanien'keha:ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers)
Debates over what “mapping” means show how Indigenous communities still have to advocate for and defend their cartographic methods in order to uphold their connections to the land.
Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve
The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has protected Thaidene Nëné under their own law since time immemorial.
Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Maori Pataka
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
Pope Francis
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.
Morgan Behn-Tsakoza
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.
Michelle Latimer
What we are facing has been, and continues to be, a settler colonial crisis, which under its current guise, seeks to replace us.
Grey Owl
There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently held positions by claiming indigeneity like Cheyanne Turions, Joseph Boyden, Michelle Latimer and Carrie Bourassa.
Wendy Phillips
Indigenous ceremonies have been central to Indigenous health and well-being since time immemorial.
Memorial to Residential School Children
The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
Australian Aboriginal Flag
Many of the original survivors of the Stolen Generations have passed away without seeing justice.
shoallake40
Water quality in Canada is ranked among the best in the world yet First Nations struggle to access a safe supply.
indigenousfashionweek
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto once again took the world by storm, only virtually this time around.
angelasimpsondayschool
In January 2020, Canada began accepting claims emerging from a billion-dollar settlement with survivors of Indian day schools.
ndncollectivewilliwhite
Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.