Posts By: Kolin Sutherland-Wilson

Lawless colonialism in Canada

News Unsettled: the Native Students’ Union regular column 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 resources. From beaver to bitumen, colonial forces have wielded their military might to extract as much profit… Read more »

Understanding Unist’ot’en and B.C.’s legacy of undermining Indigenous governance

What is happening on Unist’ot’en territory is not just about pipelines and fossil fuels. It is about how Canada continues to infringe upon and undermine the sovereignty and homelands of Indigenous peoples. Because this is a watershed moment in Canada, I will share some important updates, details and history regarding this issue. Despite claims to… Read more »