Indigenous peoples have the right to the full enjoyment, as a collective or as individuals, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Implementation
Missing the Bus: Indigenous Women, Two-Spirit People and Public Transit in Western Canada
Dr. Adele Perry, Director of the Centre for Human Rights Research is working alongside Co-Investigator Jocelyn Thorpe and Collaborator Karine Duhamel in this SSHRC and Infrastructure “Knowledge Synthesis” project that examines the connections between public transit, especially intracity or long distance transit, and Indigenous women and Two-Spirit Plus people in Western Canada. You can read more about the project in UM Today.
The full the report is available here.
Debunking Residential School Denialism in Canada
Given the growing popularity of the “mass grave hoax” narrative, especially on the far-right in Canada and the United States, and recent calls for Canadians to take responsibility for countering such harmful misinformation, Reid Gerbrandt and Dr. Sean Carleton, assistant professor in history and Indigenous studies at the University of Manitoba, decided to investigate the claims of a media conspiracy and fact-check them against the evidence of what was actually reported in Canada.
The full report outlining their findings and recommendations can be accessed here.
Loss and Survival
The Centre for Human Rights Research co-sponsors events on Indigenous rights, including the launch of the book Dammed.
For Earth Day 2021, the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted a screening of the first of a series of videos produced by the David Suzuki Foundation exploring the concept of LAND BACK. Panelists explored themes of Land Back and the opportunities it brings. Watch the video of the event here.
Dr. Nicole Wilson chaired a panel discussion in April 2022 on the many complexities of water (in)security for Indigenous peoples. Panelists engaged with the ways that water (in)security is (re)produced by jurisdictional and regulatory injustices and the broader political and economic asymmetries created by settler-colonial water governance. They also explored the distinct understandings of security and well-being that flow from Indigenous relationships to water as a living entity and the ways they shape desirable water futures. View the discussion below.