Mike Gouldhawke is a Métis and Cree writer with family ties to Treaty 6 territory (Prince Albert and Mont Nebo) currently living in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories (Vancouver, B.C.).
The land has always been here and Indigenous Peoples have always been reclaiming parts of it. So Canada’s challenge is how to keep us off of it, and how to keep us from holding onto the idea that it’s right for us to reclaim it.
A timeline of Land Back events from the past century