Category Archives: First Nations

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, MĂŠtis, Residential schools

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Nationhood is a Verb

When settlers discuss the concept of Indigenous nationhood, the term ‘capacity’ often comes up, as in Indigenous peoples lack it. There might be some recognition that we governed ourselves before contact, though rarely is any respect or understanding shown of … Continue reading

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Roadblocks to effective indigenous language development.

“Years ago while visiting his grandma Lucinda Robbins in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, CEO Don Thornton purchased a Cherokee-English Dictionary written by a professor from the local University. When he showed the dictionary to his grandma, she commented in a frail but … Continue reading

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