This is the course blog for Political Studies 222 at St. Thomas More College. Each week will feature student contributions on a chosen media article that relates to indigenous politics and governance in Canada.

Feminists have long understood the political to be personal. Perhaps not all students in this course identify as feminist, however this project is to tie students’ personal reflections to the theoretical and academic materials we cover. Indigenous politics and governance in Canada is a subject that is both personal and political.

To begin, we recognize that we work and study on Treaty Six territory, the traditional territory of the Saulteaux, Cree, Nakota, Dene and Metis peoples. Acknowledging our treaty relationship affirms ongoing commitment and reverence to the Treaties signed. We acknowledge the importance of the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous persons and the land we share.