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Case Study: Transforming Curriculum, Transforming Consciousness? Initiatives Within the Formal Education System

A Case Study of Treaty Education in Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Kristen Lloyd The education system is an institution that has played a critical role in Canada’s colonial history, and one that continues to shape relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous … Continue reading

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R.A.V.E.N. Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

RAVEN is “a non-profit charitable organization that provides financial resources to assist Aboriginal Nations within Canada in lawfully forcing industrial development to be reconciled with their traditional ways of life, and in a manner that addresses global warming and other … Continue reading

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Defenders of the Land

Defenders of the Land, “a network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008.” Defenders is “Indigenous-led, free of … Continue reading

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Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative

Kwilmu’kw Mar-klusuaqn means “we are seeking consensus.” The Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative “is seeking consensus on the best ways to implement their Aboriginal and treaty rights… for now, and for seven generations to come.” The Mission Statement of Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement – Ottawa (IPSMO)

IPSMO is “a grassroots organization that directly supports Indigenous peoples in diverse struggles for justice. We also work within communities to challenge the lies and half-truths about Indigenous peoples and colonization that dominate Canadian society.” The organization, which is a … Continue reading

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Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada (LRWC): First Nations’ Rights

The LRWC is “a committee of Canadian lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law by providing support to human rights defenders in danger.” The non-profit society was founded in 2000 and is based in Vancouver, BC. The LRWC … Continue reading

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B.C. Treaty Commission

The B.C. Treaty Commission is “the independent body responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations among the governments of Canada, British Columbia and First Nations in B.C. The Treaty Commission and the treaty process were established in 1992 by agreement among Canada, B.C. … Continue reading

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