Category Archives: Aboriginal law

The reports of our cultural deaths have always been greatly exaggerated

To hear non-Indigenous people tell it, we’ve been teetering on the edge of extinction since not too long after Contact. That narrative hasn’t changed much over the years, though the cause of our cultural and perhaps even physical demise has … Continue reading

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Categories: Aboriginal law, Culture, Decolonisation, First Nations, Fluency, Idle No More, Indigenous law, Inuit, Language learning, MĂ©tis, Residential schools

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Are you alarmed? You should be.

This won’t be a huge post, for once. The norovirus is wreaking havoc on my family and I’m the nurse, hoping I’m not felled in action. What I want to briefly talk about today are non-derogation clauses, and why they … Continue reading

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Hunters/gatherers to trappers/harvesters. Does it matter what they call us?

The Inuit make no bones about it. There’s is a hunting culture; but what does that mean? Most Inuit still eat a solid diet of country food, which is just like it sounds, traditional foods such as caribou, whale, seal, … Continue reading

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Categories: Aboriginal law, Cree vocabulary, Culture, Decolonisation, First Nations, Fluency, Idle No More, Indigenous law, Inuit, James Bay Cree

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