Clearing the lands has always been at the heart of Canada’s Indian Policy

*Originally published in Globe & Mail Feb. 27, 2020 CANADA’S INDIAN POLICY HASN’T CHANGED MUCH After the events of the past few weeks in Canada, one thing remains clear: Canada’s Indian policy hasn’t changed much since its inception. Indian policy has always had two objectives: to obtain Indian lands and resources and to reduce financial…

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Canada Fails (Again) to Ensure Clean Water in First Nations: Auditor General

AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT ON CLEAN WATER IN FIRST NATIONS PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU had no problem finding $7 billion dollars to buy Trans Mountain pipeline – so where’s the money for water pipelines to First Nations? This week, the Auditor General for Canada (AG) released her report on whether Canada is providing enough support to…

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In Plain Sight: Widespread Racism in BC Healthcare

RACISM IN BC HEALTHCARE Imagine living in a country, where hospitals refused to treat you for a stroke, because the doctors and nurses assumed you were drunk? Imagine further, that the emergency room doctor refused to treat your young child for epilepsy, because they assumed she was on drugs? Well folks, that country is Canada….

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