Power Struggles: Energy Security and Equality in Canada

Tara Sackett Interest by remote Indigenous communities in Canada for building alternative energy systems – including renewable projects such as run-of-river hydro and wind, but also systems such as wind-diesel hybrids or combined heat and power – has been increasing in recent decades. “Off-grid” communities, which are not connected to the main electricity grid, may…

Breaking the Cycle: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada

Alexis Mulvenna The death of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl from Sagkeeng First Nation whose body was found dumped in Winnipeg’s Red River in August of 2014, reignited the debate surrounding Canada’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Fontaine’s name was added to a long list of others — including Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander from Maniwacki,…

Addressing Aboriginal Education in Canada

Sarah MacDonald The federal government’s latest attempt to address aboriginal education, Bill C-33, or the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, has been put on hold as of May. Having been met with strong opposition from a majority of Canada’s aboriginal population—and subsequently forcing the resignation of Sean Alteo, the Assembly of First…