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Shiri Pasternak

  • Arthur Manuel’s battle against the 0.2 percent Indigenous economy

    According to Arthur, Indigenous people must rely on the 0.2 percent economy because they have been denied rights to the 99.8 percent economy, which is largely reserved for provinces to lease, permit and license forestry, mining and energy resources. Provincial governments promote resource development to accrue votes for job creation and to collect paltry revenues.

  • Harper v. First Nations: The assimilation agenda

    Last week, in response to this summer’s Supreme Court decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the Harper government quietly put forward an aggressive revision of Canada’s Indian policy. It is the first major revision of Canada’s comprehensive land claims and Aboriginal self-government policies since 1986.

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