colonialism

NEWS UNSETTLED | Understanding Unist’ot’en Part II

Understanding the weight and consequences of the situation on Wet’suwet’en land requires nothing less than diligent and critical research into Canada’s founding and the convictions of the settlers who justified…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Selling our relations: Indigenous profiteers

For Indigenous peoples living within Canada, there is no victory without sacrifice. While our cultures, homelands, languages, and protocols have all been trampled on and disrespected within the descent of…

NEWS UNSETTLED | Lawless colonialism in Canada

In the wild west of Aboriginal law, Canada shoots first and asks questions later. For several hundreds of years, the Crown has disregarded Indigenous sovereignty in order to access land…

The colonizer’s unwelcome gift

Why we need to recognize the patriarchy’s effect on First Nations women The patriarchy. The concept is so often talked about within the framework of feminism, but then why wouldn’t…

Canada Day voted best national holiday by Settlers’ Magazine

Finally, our country made it onto a list that has nothing to do with drinking water advisories Settlers’ Magazine, a publishing organization known for their motto, “Well I think the…

Students lead push to rename Joseph Trutch Hall

For the second time in seven years, UVic students are attempting to change the name of Joseph Trutch Hall. Lisa Schnitzler, a Trutch Hall resident, started a petition in December…

A note on this issue

I am a settler on unceded and unsurrendered Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territory. I moved here from Alberta in 2011, but I didn’t think much of my own status as a…

Bannock: consuming colonialism

The history and political significance of bannock has changed over the years. Bannock has meant many things to many Indigenous people throughout history, from pre-contact to the fur trade to…

What South Africa taught me: Stories from UVic’s Colonial Legacies Field School

I knew that the intentions behind the field school were to study colonialism, racism, and poverty, among other things, but I wasn’t prepared for how it would change my perceptions…