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Dr. Jennifer Leason

"The Elders say that the language is born from the land, and that language is a reflection of land and place,” Leason said. “Our language is a reflection of culture, but also place."

August 31 2020

Quesnel Observer

Dr. Gina Starblanket and Dr. Dallas Hunt

"These images help to historicize the contemporary hyper-racialization and gendering of space in the Prairies. For it is not only Indigenous peoples' physical bodies that are under assault in processes of colonial dispossession, but also our long-standing relationships to our ancestral lands. These images speak not only to the absence of Indigenous bodies from colonial spaces as a past phenomenon, but also to the ongoing violence and dispossession that is necessary to create, maintain and "secure" these idealized colonial settlements. After all, Indigenous removal and erasure aren't just historical events; rather, our attempted eradication has to be actively carried out in perpetuity."

February 13, 2018

Globe and Mail

Dr. Joyce Green and Dr. Gina Starblanket

"The merits of participating in mainstream electoral politics are complicated for Indigenous people. Wilson-Raybould’s choice to participate in partisan politics wasn’t universally supported in Indian Country, which has little trust in and fewer reasons to support mainstream political parties and governments."

February 13, 2019

Edmonton Journal

Dr. Adam Murry

"We are all too familiar with the sad stats that follow around many of North America's host peoples. Many of these domains are impacted by the experience of poverty and job insecurity, but unfortunately the research about employment, what it is, and what should be is scattered and disorganized. We are working to expand a research program to improve employment experiences, increase employment and income, and translate those needs into a language that organizations are familiar with."

Blog Post

Dr. Adam Murry

“Anyone can claim allyship. But it’s a landscape full of pitfalls and false starts. As it becomes popular, more people are getting informed and becoming engaged, and some of it is authentic. But some of it is inauthentic or, at least, really misguided. I feel like we need to have a serious conversation asking, ‘What do you mean by allyship?’ We need to talk about it in a way that’s practical and operational, rather than personal.”

Faculty of Arts