Canada’s justice system has a standing crisis that is the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples that are incarcerated. However, for Indigenous women, this problem is a unique one. Indigenous women are the fastest-growing prison demographic in Canada, surpassing rates of Indigenous … Continue reading
These discoveries stand as a stark reminder to non-Indigenous people that the country known as ‘Canada’ is not only built upon the genocide of Indigenous peoples, but that this extends to Indigenous children in these residential schools.
The Catalyst team met with Barbara Clark to discuss his paper “Water Sanitation Security: The Implementation of Autonomous Desalination in the Gaza Strip” in the upcoming Spring 2021 edition of Chrysalis.
The Catalyst team met with Clara Sedzro to discuss her upcoming article “Navigating Feminism and Self-Determination: Indigenous Women's Movements and Indigenous Feminism in Canada and Internationally” in the upcoming Spring 2021 edition of Chrysalis.
The Catalyst team met with Kai Scott to discuss his upcoming article “Between the Practical and the Discursive: Nation-Building in West Papua” in the upcoming Spring 2021 edition of Chrysalis.
Environmental injustice and racial injustice tend to be recognized as separate issues, therefore Bill C-230, which puts them in conversion with one another, is crucial. However, this bill is only our starting point and there is a long ways to go.
If the Canadian government wishes to reconcile and build meaningful relations with Indigenous peoples, it must prioritize new legislation that directly challenges discrimination and systemic racism of the justice system.
According to Hu Lianhe, a Communist Party official, this ‘re-education’ campaign only targets petty criminals that are assigned to “vocational education facilities for rehabilitation and reintegration” . Yet, testimonies from individuals who have worked or been detained in the camps as well as leaked information report cases of human rights violations.
As the country continues to struggle with deep-seated racism and sexism against Indigenous women, it is imperative that the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women be taken more seriously.
Above everything, the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights prize has revealed the importance of Alessandra Korap Munduruku and other Indigenous peoples’ claims and has officially marked her place as a relevant figure for human rights activism. The award may be perceived as just another step closer to the recognition of Brazilian indigenous’ rights.