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Why I’m hoping the Algonquin land claim proposal is voted down | Ricochet

24.2.16

Why I’m hoping the Algonquin land claim proposal is voted down | Ricochet: Canada’s systems — education system, law, health, housing, child care and social services — are not working for Indigenous people. There is no reason for us to continue to discuss this. What Indigenous nations need are land and resources, so we can draw revenue and begin to build our own systems based on Indigenous knowledge and understandings of the world in ways that are meaningful to our people.

This is the only way we are going to be able to live the way we deserve to live. Without access to land and resources, we will remain within the oppressive and inadequate colonial order that is harming us. Our people will continue to fill jails, Indigenous women will continue to be murdered, we will continue to be poor, our disability rates will continue to climb, and our children will continue to be taken away from us.


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