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About the Journal

Questions of Indigenous and Human Rights are central questions of the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, or modern-day Winnipeg, as are questions of Indigenous people, places and communities, and their relationships to settler society and government, which are central to the Prairie provinces. In the past years, historians, political scientists, geographers, sociologists and literary scholars have directly and critically addressed the prairies’ particular histories of settler colonialism and the ways it has produced lived realities of violence, marginalization, poverty, and too often death for Indigenous people. At the same time, scholars have shown how Indigenous people have both formally and informally resisted settler colonialism and built and nurtured communities and resistance and dispossession

At the Forks: Where Indigenous and Human Rights Intersect is an open-access platform to highlight scholarship that engages in critical conversation around the connections, tensions, limits, and possibilities of Indigenous and human rights. Our goal is to disseminate timely, accessible research and thinking about Indigenous people and colonialism, in the past and the present, seen through the lenses of Indigenous rights and human rights.

At the Forks is a collaboration between the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Human Rights’ Research (CHRR) and Mamawipawin – the Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research Space.

At the Forks is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Individual articles may fall under different Creative Commons licenses.

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For information on how to submit to At the Forks, please see our Submissions page.

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At the Forks would like to acknowledge the financial contributions of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and our contributing partners around the University of Manitoba including the Margaret Lawrence Endowment Fund, Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of History, and the Faculty of Arts.