A Mexican-American scholar writes that in the 1700s, Day of the Dead generated the largest annual market in Mexico City.
A better understanding of what most genocide scholars believe can help people understand how Canada’s Indian Residential School system fits with the definition of genocide.
Although alternative terms have been suggested, the Anthropocene captures the magnitude of the crisis we face.
Major international donors, including the US, China and UK, are pledging to stop funding fossil fuel projects overseas, but they aren’t making the equivalent cuts at home.
Transcript for Don’t Call Me Resilient Podcast EP 8: Stolen identities: What does it mean to be Indigenous?
Two Afghan women scholars write about how Afghan women’s groups have been fighting for human rights, both now and historically.
Gurnah won the prize for his “uncompromising and compassionate” look at the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees”.
How can we reconcile competing claims that colonialism of any kind is detrimental with the view that Afghanistan has been failed by the West?
Discovery of AFL founder Tom Wills’ involvement in the mass murder of Aboriginal people has made it clear truth telling about Australia’s history is needed before any reconciliation can happen.
The place names of Nairobi’s informal settlements offer a glimpse into the realities of people who live there.
Politicians who promise to reduce gender-based violence through tough-on-crime strategies are committing to strategies that haven’t been shown to actually prevent violence.
This federal election, think about which parties are proposing to give power to Indigenous Peoples and their governments.
The pandemic has made some people rush to get tattoos for different reasons. A tattoo historian explains why tattoos are often seen to be ‘trashy,’ a view likely influenced by colonialism.
Day 6 of our Understanding Islam series. Sharia constitutes a broad set of rules that guide Muslims on how to lead an ethical life. The way Sharia is interpreted depends on who is using it and why.
Deobandi Islam, the religious school that the Taliban draw their ideology from, was set up in 19th century India to educate Muslim youth.
A new book explores physical culture in a social and historical context, focusing on colonial settings.
As missionaries expanded into Africa, they held a special grudge against polygamy. Here’s how that affected education.
Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are in a space race, but their endeavours reflect a colonial mentality. This comes at the expense of finding solutions for our current environmental challenges.
The Caribbean has long been the gold standard for western tourism: but our image of the islands as paradises ripe for our enjoyment is harming their environment and people.
Discussions on the renaming of Ryerson University must prioritize the public interest and meet the collective responsibility to engage with Canada’s history of Indigenous oppression.