Colonial Problems rebranded as ‘Indigenous Issues’ – Mbwaach’idiwag Podcast

Episode III

On March 1, 2021 The Globe and Mail published a front page news story on the ‘Water Crisis’ in Indigenous communities, and the federal government’s failure to meet their self-imposed deadline of March 31st to resolve long-term boil water advisories on First Nations reserves. Métis scholar and writer Mike Gouldhawke visits with Sara Mai to unpack his take on this “colonial problem rebranded as Indigenous issues.”

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Articles we reference in the episode:

Water Is Life: The Fatal Links Between Water Infrastructure, COVID-19, And First Nations In Canada, By Jaida Beaudin

Calls to Action Accountability: A 2020 Status Update on Reconciliation, By Eva Jewell and Ian Mosby

How do we solve Structural Racism? A 5X5 Review

Thoughts on the Constitution and Aboriginal Self-Government, by Howard Adams (1992)

Six Nations appeals to the League of Nations, 1922-31

Ottawa pressed to make good on promise to end all long-term drinking-water advisories for First Nations, Globe & Mail (paywalled, March 1, 2021)

Recommended viewing on similar subject matter:

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny (2006)

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