Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination.
We are pleased to announce the October submission in Directions comes from Professor Naiomi Metallic (LL.M). First published in 2017, "The Relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples: Where are we?" addresses the ongoing issues and steps Canada needs to take towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. From the "Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1996", Metallic recognizes four eras and identifies six milestones that mark the current era of "Renewal and Renegotiation". By providing historical context and present day examples, Metallic highlights the negatives, positives, and obstacles Canada needs to overcome to move forward in the process of reconciliation.
Naiomi Metallic is an Assistant Professor of Law and holds the Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law, and practices law at Burchells LLP. Being from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec, she was also the first Mi’gmaq person to be a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. Along with holding a BA and LL.B from Dalhousie and being a proud IB&M Initiative alumna herself, she also has an LL.L from Ottawa and an LL.M from Osgoode. Her passion lies in harnessing law to promote the well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada which she has shown and is showing through her legal practice, writing, teaching, and speaking.
Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of the CRRF’s mission to strengthen Canadian values and build a united Canadian community. Articles are aligned with the articulated themes of race, racism, and discrimination - in all forms - in Canada an approximately one article will be published per month.
Interested in Submitting an Article to Directions?
See our Call for Papers here.