Hayden King is Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing in Huronia, Ontario. He is the director for the Centre of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto.
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Can Trudeau deliver on his First Nations promises?
By many accounts this election saw the largest turnout of First Nation, Métis and Inuit voters, so high that some communities ran out of ballots. Something clearly resonated. That something was, at least in part, Justin Trudeau.
3 reasons why First Nations voters are suddenly more engaged
Just a few weeks into the federal election, it's fair to say this campaign will see a dramatic rise in participation by indigenous voters.
First Nations Transparency Act may do more harm than good: Hayden King
According to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, the new First Nations Financial Transparency Act will allow First Nations people to hold their elected leaders accountable, to empower them. Given the early reactions to publication of this data, Hayden King doesn't share the assessment.
The Orenda faces tough criticism from First Nations scholar
First Nation scholar Hayden King says, "It's a grim reality and a difficult book to read. At least it will be for many Native peoples. For Canadians, The Orenda is a colonial scribe and moral alibi."