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In 2019, Canada imprisoned 70% more Indigenous people than in 2001

In 2019, Indigenous people made up over 30% of the incarcerated population in Canada. In 2001, it was 17.59%.

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The racism behind “Indigenous people just need to work harder”

Indigenous people already have to deal with the effects of generations of systemic racism. It’s cruel to make them deal with solving them, too.

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UCP government cutting Indigenous housing fund in half

Yesterday, the provincial government announced that it’ll spend $32 million over the next 3 years in the Indigenous Housing Capital Program. There are a couple things you should know.

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Alberta cuts $250,000 from Indigenous business investment grant

The provincial government recently announced that applications for the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund opened on 29 June. Except they forgot to mention something.

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A critical response: Cops charge 6 people in Lethbridge drug bust

Yesterday, the Lethbridge Police Service published a media release regarding 6 arrests they made last Friday related to drug trafficking. In the release, they name all 6 individuals.

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Dehumanization is the key to colonization

The key to successfully colonizing a land is to dehumanize the people who were already inhabiting that land.

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Why the courts can’t treat everyone the same

If you’ve ever seen a news article about an Indigenous person being convicted of a crime and the judge considering a Gladue report in determining a sentence, you’ve probable seen the white backlash.

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Opinion Racism

I grew up thinking I was Indigenous

I grew up thinking I was Indigenous. Or more particularly, that I was part Indigenous. I was taught that I was Métis, and that meant part French and part Cree.

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Debunked: 4 myths about Indigenous people

A few months ago, I was discussing the concept of “a little bit racist” with a friend on Facebook. Before long, the conversation turned to Indigenous people, and his discussion points started to incorporate common myths white people believe about Indigenous people.

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Actually, “genocide” is the right term

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released in June 2019. It’s over 1,000 pages long and comes in 2 volumes. Even though it has 231 calls for justice, people got hung up on the report’s use of the word genocide. Critics of the term argue that since Indigenous people in […]