Indigenous Insights

Insights on Reconciliation

Honourable Murray Sinclair

BlackBird was written by the Beatles and this awesome performance is an excellent version sung in Mi’kmaq – a joy to hear and a significant contribution to preservation of Indigenous languages. Check it out!

People Who Can, Should: Video, 7 minutes (March 2018)
The truth is hard, reconciliation is harder.  Murray Sinclair speaks to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (October 2017 keynote address in BC – 50 min)
Reconciliation is hard, it requires courage and mutual respect. Murray Sinclair talks with CBC Correspondent Peter Mansbridge (June 2015)

It Begins with Leadership: Video, 12 minutes (June 2015)

Dr. Pam Palmater

If it Feels Good, it’s Not Reconciliation: Video, 1.5 hours (February 2018 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture)

Insights on Treaties (Treaty Four 1874)

Institute for Research on Public Policy: Video, 1.25 minutes (March 2018)

Insights on the Indian Act (1876)

Indian Act time line and key clauses by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC):

Awareness Training for Reconciliation

Insights on Canadian Law and Indigenous Rights

Metis and the Constitution of Canada

Insights on the corrections system and Restorative Justice

Indigenous incarceration rates (June 2018)

Restorative Justice (June 2018)

Shelly Chartier’s Story and Gladue Court (October 2017)

Toward Justice and Reconciliation in Canada – The Role of Restorative Justice (November 2016 – Video, 21 minutes); Honourable Murray Sinclair speaks to National Restorative Justice Symposium in Halifax.

Insights on the Economy

National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association – NACCA & DISC: Working Towards a New Fiscal Relationship (January 2018)

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc reports challenges faced by Indigenous people in business (May 2017)

Indigenous Entrepreneurship In Canada (June 2018):

What impact does the Indian Act have on Indigenous businesses? — Under Construction

Insights on the Environment

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger discusses indigenous communities, health, the economy, and climate change (in context of Alberta tar sands) Video, 4 minutes — American Public Health Association (November 2017)

Indigenous Climate Action Network

Philip Brass on Climate Change and Youth; Peepeekisis First Nation, Treaty 4, Saskatchewan — Video, 1.5 minutes of thoughtful commentary  (February 2017)

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