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The ideological roots of Stephen Harper’s vendetta against sociology

Opinion / Commentary

Harper’s seemingly bizarre beef with sociology is actually an ideological attempt to prevent us from being able to identify, and tackle, our structural injustices.

Toronto Star

By: Jakeet Singh

Stephen Harper really seems to have it out for sociology. In 2013, in response to an alleged plot against a VIA train, Harper remarked that we should not “commit sociology,” but pursue an anti-crime approach. And last week, in response to the death of Tina Fontaine, Harper argued that an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women is not needed, because this is not a “sociological phenomenon” but simply a series of individual crimes.

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Alberta shutting First Nations out of oilsands planning review, say lawyers

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – Six aboriginal groups near Alberta’s oilsands are wondering where they can voice their concerns about growing development after the government said they shouldn’t be heard at a precedent-setting review of the province’s environmental plans for the area.

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Palestinians, aboriginals share culture of vulnerability Settlers and the unwanted

By: Rachelle Friesen

Winnipeg Free Press

On July 2, 2014, 17-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir's body was found in a Jerusalem forest. In the early morning, three Israelis had kidnapped Mohammed as he was going to the mosque to pray. His assailants beat him and set him on fire. The only reason Mohammed was attacked was because he is Palestinian. The three Israelis had earlier tried to kidnap an eight-year-old Palestinian boy. His mother was able to fend them off.

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Letter: Algonquin First Nations seek recognition of their aboriginal title

The Gazette (Montreal)

The “game changing” June 26 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Tsilhqot’in case has rightly received attention from The Gazette. Unfortunately there has been scant commentary on its significance for reconciliation with the indigenous peoples in what is now called Canada-Quebec-Ontario.

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Regional Media Officer– Temp (Until Nov 2015) –F/T Position

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Workforce Report

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report that highlights initiatives to improve the workforce participation of Aboriginal peoples. 

Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada’s Workforce (December 2013)  

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