Canada: Whose Land is it Anyway?
A self-guided, lighthearted but super-serious course on Indigenous justice in Canada
Welcome to Home on Native Land, a self-guided course about Indigenous justice in Canada. Through a series of 10 videos, cartoons & lessons, you'll take a walk down the back alley of history — and the frontlines of legal action — with Anishinaabe comedian Ryan McMahon.
What leading First Nations thinkers, artists, and — yes — comedians reveal in their reflections is fundamental knowledge for anyone who is committed to living in a fair country.
While we may all have heard about residential schools, treaties, and reconciliation, how much do any of us know about the Indigenous laws that have been around for far longer than the Canadian constitution?
Though they've been ignored and often trampled over the past 150 years, Indigenous Peoples have ways of relating to the land and to one another that allowed people to live on these lands and waters for thousands of years without disrupting the ecological balance. Those laws — upheld by Treaties and validated in case after case in the country's courts — offer a path forward not only for cultural understanding, but for our very survival in a time of climate crisis.
Jump into this free 10-part course on Indigenous justice in Canada and discover the myths, absurdities, and possibilities that are baked into the laws of this land.
Then: join forces to become part of putting reconciliation into action.
If you are ready to open your mind and have a good laugh while you do it, jump in and explore "Home on Native Land".
This self-guided course involves:
• 10 video conversations with prominent Indigenous thinkers, scholars, and legal experts with host Ryan McMahon
• 10 lessons laying out the fundamentals of Treaty rights, the Indian Act, Constitutional rights, and environmental rights & Indigenous stewardship - with illustrations
• Prompts for self-reflection & a gallery to share comments, images and video
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
Do you want to invite courageous conversations about Indigenous rights, but feel like you could use a refresher course? Let's be fair: most of us didn't learn this stuff in history class. In a lighthearted, conversational and occasionally very funny series of videos, we'll take a tour through the laws of this land we call Canada, and discover the good, the bad and the ugly about Indigenous-settler relationships.
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