colonialism

8.23.19

What I Learned at Canada’s Most Deliriously Patriotic Light Show

How can a light show be racist, you ask? The “Northern Lights” on Parliament Hill delivers in both official languages.

8.22.19

I Was the Only Black Woman to Testify Against an Abortion Ban. They Cut My Mic.

Cherisse Scott says she was told she had 10 minutes to speak, but lawmakers stopped her when she mentioned white supremacy.

8.9.19

Indigenous Artists Tell Us What They Think About Land Acknowledgements

Cultural events in Canada often start with a statement to recognize the gathering is taking place on Indigenous land. Here's what five Indigenous artists think of the practice.

7.23.19

How a Young Adult Author Got Her Start Writing 'Pride and Prejudice' Fanfic About Neopets

Trying to escape the colonial baggage of English literature, Jordan Ifueko took her fantasies to Neopia.

7.22.19

Watching 'The Lion King,' All I Can Think About Is Extinction and Death

The "circle of life" glosses over environmental destruction and colonialism as viewers ogle the savannah from the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.

2.15.19

Who Is a Settler, According to Indigenous and Black Scholars

Descendants of slaves in Canada don't fit into our common definition.

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10.23.18

Settler Governments Still Fail at Representing Indigenous People

We vote as means of “harm reduction”—but the outcomes are always stacked against us.

6.14.18

This Generation of Inuit Artists Is Breaking New Gallery Ground

‘Tunirrusiangit’ marks the first time the AGO’s largest space will exhibit Inuit art—a moment two celebrated artists did not live to see.

12.6.17

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire

Nearly half of Brits think we should be proud of our colonial heritage.

11.6.17

Young Indigenous People Who Use Drugs Are Dying at ‘Appalling’ Rates

In BC, they’re 13 times more likely to die compared to other youth in Canada.

9.28.17

Australia Really Was Colonized by a Bunch of Criminals—Here Are Five of Them

Back in 1788, stealing a roll of lace would get you sent over to Australia.

9.19.17

Teaching Guide That Had Students Match Slurs to Ethnicities Pulled by Publisher

One mother called the workbook “bullshit violent colonialism in real time.”

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