Idle No More
The RCMP Used Police Databases and Social Media to Track Aboriginal Protestors
The RCMP then made their identities known to front-line officers.
Buffy Sainte-Marie on Winning the Polaris Prize, Viet Cong, and Indigenous Activism
After winning the biggest prize in Canadian music this week, the long-time activist dispenses advice on how to fight the Man.
Canada’s Truth Commission on Residential Schools Is Coming to a Troubling Close
It appears that the commission is ending just as it was gaining speed.
Mayana C. Slobodian
This New Documentary Explores One of Guantánamo’s Most Baffling Cases
Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, doesn't care about Uyghurs—he cares about pandas.
Why Are Aboriginal People Who Use Toronto's Community Clinics Dying So Young?
Aboriginal people who use Toronto's community clinics have an average age of death of 37, a number in line with failed states like Yemen and Angola.
Chemical Valley's Children Have Banned Chemicals in Their Blood
Chemicals that were banned from use in the 40s and 50s are still ubiquitous in the Chemical Valley. So much so that they're showing up in the bloodstreams of children from the nearby First Nations reserve, Aamjiwnaang.
A Toxic Tour of Canada's Chemical Valley
The most shocking thing about Sarnia, Ontario’s “Chemical Valley” is that people actually live there. More than 60 oil refineries and petrochemical plants—40 percent of Canada’s total chemical industry—operate within 15 miles of the valley, which...
What Exactly Is Idle No More?
In an era where the streets of Athens seem to be permanently burning, senseless partisanship nearly sent America off the fiscal cliff, and a delicate global economy fuels revolutions everywhere, continual political unrest is par for the course. Even...
Our Mystic Gave Us the Inside Scoop on 2013
The year 2012 didn’t end up being the apocalyptic Mayan bloodbath we all expected. So, since we're going to be dicking around here for a while longer, what can we expect from 2013? To answer this question we called our go-to for all things mystical...