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People hold rally signs during a Toronto rally raising concerns and opposition to the Ontario provincial government’s plans to expand mining operations in the so-called Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario in July 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Indigenous consultation is key to the Ring of Fire becoming Canada’s economic superpower

Ontario’s Ring of Fire could make Canada a minerals superpower, but Indigenous consultation is essential to ensure doing so does not harm reconciliation or Canada’s global reputation.
Newfoundland and Tasmania, Australia, have been described as ‘mirror islands’ with striking linkages. Site of one of the field excursions during the authors’ 12-day exchange to Tasmania, Australia. (Author Provided, Brady Reid)

Flipping Indigenous regional development in Newfoundland upside-down: lessons from Australia

The lessons from Tasmania are clear. Asserting Indigenous rights in Canada can be mutually beneficial for all.
Stuckless Pond in Gros Morne National Park, N.L. Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas can complement national and provincial parks to promote conservation while also advancing reconciliation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada’s Nature Agreement underscores the need for true reconciliation with Indigenous nations

Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas face significant hurdles but nevertheless remain a key way to advance reconciliation and environmental goals.
University of Ottawa Chancellor Claudette Commanda, left, helps fold the memorial cloth banner during a Remembering the Children event marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sept. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

‘Indigenizing’ universities means building relationships with nations and lands

‘Indigenization’ across departments implies the need for consultation with local Indigenous communities and a shift towards all departments and faculty recognizing we work on Indigenous lands.
Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022. A CBC investigation has found a record of legendary musician Sainte-Marie’s birth certificate, other documents and details from family members who say she is not Indigenous. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

Revelations about Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ancestry are having a devastating impact on Indigenous communities across Canada

The CBC report on iconic singer Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ancestry is having deep impact in multiple ways across Indigenous lands across Canada.
The Blue Quills Indian Residential School in St. Paul, Alta., Aug. 15, 1931. When the federal government announced plans to shutter the school in 1970, the community fought back, and Blue Quills became the first residence and school controlled by First Nations people in Canada. (Provincial Archives of Alberta)

Inside the search for the unmarked graves of children lost to Indian Residential Schools

To honour Truth and Reconciliation Day, we spoke with Terri Cardinal, who headed up one of the many community searches for the children who went missing while attending an Indian Residential School.
A stretch of Highway 16 near Prince George, B.C., known as the Highway of Tears, where several Indigenous women and girls have gone missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Transportation paved the way for colonization — it can also support reconciliation

Transport development paved the way for colonization and is directly linked to the chronic and extreme social inequities Indigenous communities continue to face to this day.
Professor Eleanor Bourke (left), chair of Yoo Rrook Justice Commission, the first formal truth-telling process into injustices experienced by First Peoples in Victoria, at the smoking ceremony at its launch. Diego Fedele/AAP

‘Why didn’t we know?’ is no excuse. Non-Indigenous Australians must listen to the difficult historical truths told by First Nations people

Non-Indigenous Australians need to actively seek the truth about past violence and injustice against Indigenous Australians.
A Canada Goose stands on the road in Ottawa which will now be known as Kichi Zībī Mīkan (Great River Road), after the National Capital Commission agreed to change the name from the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The road was closed to cars in May 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada Day: Why renaming roads and how we tell stories matter for reconciliation

How we represent a place can reveal much about it and even more about who we are and what we value.

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