Indigenous governance is complex. Many First Nations communities continue to use their own governance systems while also having to use Indian Act governance as a result of Canadian law. This is true for many Anishinaabe communities in Canada, for example. In urban contexts, where band governance is often less present, Indigenous peoples organize politically in innovative ways.
In this session, Dr. Damien Lee and Marrissa Mathews, PhD Candidate, discuss Anishinaabe and urban governance systems, and some of the nuances often overlooked in mainstream political discussions.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
This session is part of the IFL Virtual Series, co-presented by the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University and UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The IFL Virtual Series brings together political practitioners from the Institute for Future Legislators to share their insights, experience and expertise. Please see the virtual series page for more information on all upcoming events.