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Exploring Theme: "Indigenous Identity"

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June 28, 2024

University of Sask. signs historic agreement for process to verify Inuit identity

Agreement is first of kind in Canada: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed  CBC Indigenous: The University of Saskatchewan has formally recognized that it’s the right of Inuit to decide who is Inuit. The university signed a memorandum of understanding Friday with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national group representing 70,000 Inuit in Canada. The agree came a...

February 15, 2024

‘We are not Oji-Cree’: 22 First Nations across Manitoba, Ontario clear the air on distinct identity

1st Anisininew Gathering of Nations meets in Winnipeg to ‘take back’ their identity First Peoples Law Report: CBC News: Members of nearly two dozen First Nations across Manitoba and Ontario that gathered in Winnipeg for the first time this week say they want their distinct identity to be correctly recognized. The Anisininew Gathering of Nations, a...

January 30, 2024

Universities must uphold Indigenous rights to self-determine

Attempts to ‘verify’ the Indigenous identity of faculty, staff and students, and to get rid of ‘fraudsters’ are hurtful and often based on false premises. The Inukshuk is a symbol of Inuit identity. Who gets to claim that identity is a matter of dispute. SHUTTERSTOCK/ Megan Frost Photography Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)...

January 23, 2024

Innu Nation takes aim at Mi’kmaw profs over identity report

APTN News: The Innu Nation grand chief is calling out two Mi’kmaw law professors in Nova Scotia after they asserted that an Inuit organization in Southern Labrador have a credible claim to Indigenous identity. In a letter written to Dalhousie University where the two work, Grand Chief Simon Pokue alleged that Naomi Metallic and Cheryl...

December 4, 2023

‘We need to start the healing’: 3 Indigenous women on how to move forward from Buffy Sainte-Marie revelations

Story hit Indigenous communities hard, changed many people’s views of the beloved star Unreserved: 54:00 Healing After Harm: The Buffy Sainte-Marie Investigation Click on the following link to listen to “Unreserved” CBC Indigenous: Lori Campbell was running some errands in the city on the final weekend of October.  She was at a hardware store...

October 30, 2023

Being Indigenous goes well beyond blood

NationTalk: Special to The Globe and Mail – I am Douglas Sanderson, the son of Doug “Sandy” Sanderson (from the Dog Creek Reserve) and Esther Young (of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation). I am also Amo Binashii, Beaver Clan, of the Cree Nation. I came into these identities not all at once – but over time....

May 10, 2023

Update on Indigenous identity engagement sessions to UM community

NationTalk: University of Manitoba, UM Today News – Months of Indigenous-led engagement sessions on Indigenous identity have led to nine recommendations and a final report that will inform the development of an Indigenous identity policy for the University of Manitoba. “Indigenous identity is complex due to centuries of colonialism and racism,” says Dr. Catherine Cook, Vice-President (Indigenous)...

March 25, 2023

The term ‘Indigenous,’ in its current use, might be doing us all a disservice

The Globe and Mail: OPINION There are words that, through overuse, lose their power and authority, causing the eyes to glaze over. Sustainability is surely one. Indigenous may be another. As both a construct and a category, the term “Indigenous” first gained wide acceptance in the early 1970s, elevated by anthropologists no longer comfortable with...