The Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples


Crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples must be understood within the context of Canada’s shameful history, and the unchanged colonial goals of original forefathers—those which attempt to silence voices, histories, and cultures of Indigenous peoples—and continue and uphold racism, and patriarchy. The consequences of assimilation policies, dishonoured treaty agreements, manipulative legislation, the sexualization of Indigenous women, and systematic racism are analyzed, arguing that the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem but a colonial one. A light lunch and cold beverages will be provided. All are welcome to attend. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact Lori Wells at 416-978-3722 x226 or email and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

Address: Canadiana Gallery, 14 Queen's Crescent Park W, Toronto, ON M5S 2K9: