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Author: Avi Abrams

Something to ponder National Indigenous Languages Day was celebrated on March 31st. This day honors the linguistic diversity and cultural richness of indigenous communities in Canada, where more than 70 Indigenous Languages are spoken, according to Statistics Canada. Indigenous languages are vital components of cultural and spiritual legacy and identity, and archives of traditional knowledge in addition to being means of communication. However, due to institutional marginalization, historical...

Something to ponder Indigenous Peoples in Canada have long been the target of social discrimination stemming from structural prejudices and historical practices that uphold marginalisation, injustice, and cultural erasure. An important piece of Canadian history, the Bagot Report, best represents the government's assimilationist policy towards Indigenous Peoples. This article examines the widespread discrimination against Indigenous populations in Canada, particularly the effects of the Bagot...

Something to ponder World Day of Social Justice, which was celebrated on February 20th, brings me to reflect about where we are today, in Canada, as regards to social justice towards Indigenous Peoples. The legacy of centuries of colonisation, eviction, and cultural genocide continues to loom large over Indigenous people, extending from the imposition of legislation such as the Indian Act and the creation of residential schools to the forced removal and expropriation of Indigenous territories....

Something to ponder The horrifying reality of violence against women, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, casts a long shadow over the conscience of Canada's diverse society. Here, I wish to highlight the particular difficulties encountered by Indigenous women as well as the intersectionality of gender-based violence. Due to structural inequities, historical injustices, and colonial legacies, Indigenous women in Canada experience disproportionately high rates of violence. Indigenous women are...

Something to ponder The importance of education in the continuous effort to create a just and equitable society cannot be understated. It acts as a potent force and catalyst for social change, especially in the area of social justice, which is the main focus of Respect & Kanoronhkwátshera. This is the reason why I have chosen to prepare posts that will remind us of a piece of the history and impact of colonialism, for our different platforms. Educating ourselves about a range of social...