Emily Riddle is nehiyaw and a member of the Alexander First Nation in Treaty 6. She once again lives on her own territories in amiskwaciwâskahikan. She is a researcher, writer, and library worker, who sits on the board of advisers for the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led think tank based out of Ryerson University.

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    European political traditions would have us believe that being sovereign means asserting exclusive control over a territory, whereas Prairie NDN political traditions teach us that it is through our relationship with others that we are sovereign.

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    “I have the inalienable right to protect this land”

    An interview with Elder Jo-Ann Saddleback about Land Back, matriarchy, democracy, and decolonization.

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    “Land Back” is more than the sum of its parts

    When we say “Land Back” we want the system that is land to be alive so that it can perpetuate itself, and perpetuate us as an extension of itself. That’s what we want back: our place in keeping land alive and spiritually connected. 

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    Police protect corporations, not people

    From Wet’suwet’en to the Co-op refinery picket line, cops are acting as a central impediment to a liveable climate future

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    Just transition means returning Indigenous land –  but that might look different than you think

    When the weight of our entire imbalance crashes down on me, I remember that, through treaties, our ancestors planned for us to remain in our homeland through another apocalypse.