Idle No More and related issues

3 posts from Chris Corrigan:

Simply Put, What First Nations Want http://chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/?p=3754

We Are All Treaty People http://chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/?p=3770

The Strange Case of Canadian Contempt http://chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/?p=3772

an excerpt from Tom King’s book The Inconvenient Indian “As Long as the Grass is Green” http://www.randomhouse.ca/king

Richard Wagamese “To Be an Indian in Canada Today” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/to-be-indian-in-canada-today/article7261247/

Questions to think about as you read (and maybe write about afterwards or talk to us about)

  1. What is meant by “treaty rights”?
  2. When people say we need to talk “nation to nation”, what does this mean? How does that relate to treaties?

Here’s another one, tackling the issue of discomfort with terms used to describe non-indigenous Canadians

http://uncomfortablycanadian.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/terminology-is-uncomfortable-so-is-colonialism/

Here is a more general article on privilege. It might help understand the underlying principles.

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/

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