Language as a Weapon of Imperialism: A Comparative Case Study Between Canada and Korea

By Laurence Campanella and Joy Kwak “Language is not just a social phenomenon but also a materialized tool that is used to legitimize one’s socioeconomic class, political status, racial and ethnic identities, and gender.”  – Jina E. Kim A close examination of countries who have undergone the painful, often destructive process of imperialism shows that there is no single tactic employed by the colonizer – … Continue reading Language as a Weapon of Imperialism: A Comparative Case Study Between Canada and Korea

Rage Against the Decree: the Role of Indigenous and Marginalized Ecuadorians in Revoking Decree 883

By Joy Ahrum Kwak On October 20th, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno met with local Indigenous leaders to revoke Decree 883 in an effort to terminate the intensifying and sweeping civilian protests against his government. The agreement signed that day aimed to negate the implementation of austerity measures, declaring Ecuador once again a “country of peace”. The measures, which included subsidy cuts, were an important requirement … Continue reading Rage Against the Decree: the Role of Indigenous and Marginalized Ecuadorians in Revoking Decree 883

The Recent RCMP Scandal is a Reminder that We Need to Address Indigenous Issues in Canada in International Development

By Charline Côté-Lessard. Too often we hear people talk about Indigenous issues as though they are from the past, that they no longer exist, and that they have been resolved. However, this is very far from reality; Indigenous communities in Canada continue to face a multitude of injustices and blatant discrimination. We need to better address Indigenous issues in Canada, in the field of international … Continue reading The Recent RCMP Scandal is a Reminder that We Need to Address Indigenous Issues in Canada in International Development