Photobased Artist Joi T. Arcand digs deep into the debate around removing colonial signifiers in Indigenous Territory and instead imagines Indigenous Futures on that same land.
In this premiere episode of “Five Questions With…” our editor, Tara WIlliams sits down with Anishinaabe Legal Scholar, John Borrows. Borrows’ work provides future considerations on the collision between Canadian law and Indigenous law in an exploration of what “future Canada” might look like.
In small towns and cities across Canada, Indigenous presence is has been erased from the land. Erasing physical Indigenous presence props up the “terra nullius” or empty land concept Canada was founded on. One photoshop project is looking to smash all that nonsense. We’re proud to present, #rewriteBC.
It’s almost impossible to avoid the messaging of Canada 150 – it’s everywhere: from news media to social media; from the marquee to the stage; even in your own backyard, as millions of dollars were handed out this year for Canada 150 celebrations in communities across the country. (I’m on a train right now, and the words are splashed across the napkins that came with my sandwich). Not a bad slogan idea, actually. Canada 150: Almost as ubiquitous as colonialism itself.