National Newswatch

A federal equalization program that includes First Nations

May 16 2018 — Douglas Sanderson — The challenge of reconciliation hinges on a series of fundamental questions: How will Indigenous and settler Canadians live side by side? How are we to understand one another’s cultures and values? How are we going to divide economic and political resources in a way that is fair and justifiable in a modern liberal democracy? These […]

The Indian Act and the subsidization of the south

Sep 18 2017 — Douglas Sanderson — When Europeans arrived on the shores of what is now called North America, they encountered complex civilizations. At home in the cosmopolitan heartland of powerful confederacies, Indigenous people adopted settler people into a pre-existing web of relations: familial, military, diplomatic and commercial. Between 1600 and 1850, settler people adopted Indigenous diplomatic protocols and traditions: the […]