A Critical Reflection on “From Bad to Worse: Internal Politics in the 1990 Crisis at Kahnawake”

I was honoured to contribute to a special edition of Recherches amérindiennes au Québec by writing a critical reflection, three decades post-facto, on my first ever academic publication, which was an article about the political situation in Kahnawà:ke in the immediate aftermath of the 1990 Crisis. The new critical reflection as well as the original 1991 piece from Northeast Indian Quarterly/RAQ are provided below in both their French and English versions.

Report: Indigenous Collaboration in Impact Assessment

This report was produced in support of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s Indigenous Advisory Committee in the development of advice for the Agency on collaboration agreements with Indigenous Peoples in Impact Assessment. Under the direction of the Indigenous Advisory Committee’s collaboration sub-committee, I conducted research on past agreements and arrangements with the intent of providing information and perspective to the Committee to inform their discussions at the big-picture level and provide a basis for the Committee’s advising the Agency on challenges and opportunities in this area. The report is the result of research and analysis conducted with the goal of providing an objective analysis of past and present examples of collaboration agreements and advice on designing agreements drawing on the experiences and perspectives of participants in various collaborations. 

Land Claims, Reconciliation and Resurgence


National Native title Conference – Darwin, Australia
Thursday, 2 June 2016

The presentation details the shortcomings of land claims processes and the limitations of “reconciliation” in Canada as a framework for advocating for justice and decolonizing the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state. It outlines an alternative vision and set of strategic objectives of struggle that have emerged in response, framed as Indigenous Resurgence, which focus on restoring Indigenous presences on the land and water, reinvigorating language and traditional cultural practices, and strengthening Indigenous nationhood through the decolonization of family and inter-personal relationships.

Land Claims, Reconciliation, and the Resurgence of Indigenous Nationhood