The Use of Herbicides in Northern Ontario In Northern Ontario, on Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation’s traditional territory, the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) has been airdropping herbicides made of glyphosate to eliminate unwanted plants that stifle tree growth. The community, however, argues that the herbicide is poisoning and killing plants that are…Read more
About: Jay Pelletier
Jay Pelletier is a Research Assistant with ABS Canada. He is concurrently completing his Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and Master of Arts at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. In 2015, Jay graduated from Lakehead University’s Faculty of Political Science with First Class Standing. He is a member of Fort William First Nation, and has previously worked in Indigenous community engagement and development.
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Unreserved is a CBC podcast and self-described “radiospace for Indigenous community, culture, and representation.” Its November 13, 2016 episode features interviews between host Rosanna Deerchild and individuals working in the healthcare, lifestyle, and wellness spaces. The focus of the interviews is the myriad ways Indigenous traditional knowledge (ITK) can be incorporated into western medicine, focusing…Read more
With the movement towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, law schools have been called upon to develop Indigenous-sensitive curriculums and mechanisms that facilitate Indigenous participation within the legal profession. Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has taken the lead in this area: not only have they become the first law school to make…Read more
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