Voices & Opinion

Conservatives might not sweep all seats in Sask., political watchers say

CBC Saskatchewan
"The Conservative Party has had to shift towards the centre in order to compete with the Liberals for swing voters," says Dr. Daniel Westlake (PhD), an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies

Making the promised Canada Water Agency a reality

Policy Options
Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning, has co-authored an article published in Policy Options magazine

Sept. 21: Election panel event

Join the Department of Political Studies for a virtual panel event, featuring experts who will offer their insights on the federal election

Transitional justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key federal election issue

The Conversation
“Transitional justice,” centred on accountability and redress for victims, refers to the ways countries emerging from periods of conflict and repression address large-scale or systematic human rights violations

Survey shows little sympathy for unvaccinated, Sask. residents less likely to mask up

Global News
Typically there are stages during a pandemic, according to medical anthropologist Dr. Pamela Downe (PhD)

Regina's Dewdney Avenue is a constant reminder of the mass killing of Indigenous people

CBC News
Edgar Dewdney was responsible for quelling dissent among the chiefs, writes Dr. Robert Innes (PhD), professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies

Learn Indigenous history from Indigenous experts: Sask. Métis prof

CBC Saskatchewan
Dr. Allyson Stevenson (PhD), Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies, said Indigenous historians play a relevant role in the reckoning currently happening across Canada

Can justice in Kamloops come through the International Criminal Court?

Policy Options
It seems unlikely that the ICC will extend pressure or assistance unless the Canadian government itself requests it, writes Dr. Kirsten J. Fisher (PhD)

New stat holiday a chance to 'get educated,' Sask. residential school survivor says

CTV News
For real action, Indigenous people need to be part of policy decision-making, said Dr. Priscilla Settee (PhD), a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Studies

What I told my child about the Kamloops graves—to honour the 215

College of Arts and Science alumna Tenille Campbell (BA'07) describes the exhaustion of hearing about residential school trauma, and her determination to share those stories with the next generation

Canada must do more to ensure global access to vaccines

The Sheaf
Dr. Simonne Horwitz (D. Phil), a faculty member in the Department of History, says wealthy countries should be purchasing vaccines “on a one-to-one basis” and contributing to COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access

Holding cells vs. carpools: what systemic racism looks like in investigation into Colten Boushie's death

CBC Indigenous
We do not need another report or inquiry in 30 years that more 'cultural training' is needed, writes Department of Indigenous Studies faculty member Dr. Robert Henry (PhD)