Lynn Gehl, PhD, is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe. She is a writer and artist. Her 2014 book based on her doctoral work, The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin on the Algonquin Land Claims Process was published with Fernwood Press. Her 2017 book, Claiming Anishinaabe: Decolonizing the Human Spirit, explores her journey deeper into Indigenous knowledge and was published with University of Regina Press. You can read more of her work and reach her through www.lynngehl.com.
In June, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) concluded that Canada had committed genocide against Indigenous peoples. Algonquin Anishinaabe scholar Lynn Gehl summarizes her key learnings from the report’s legal analysis of genocide.
From changes in status recognition to land claims agreements, Canada’s Indian policy demonstrates the cunning of a colonial state.