Niigaan: In Conversation – Leanne Simpson

A powerful presentation by Leanne Simpson discussing Mississauga Nishinaabeg history.

“300 years of entanglement with the Canadian political system has only resulted in the loss of our most precious relatives and the ability to feed ourselves. This is not just a problem with the Harper government. It is a problem with a system that is hell-bent on extinguishing our rights and responsibilities in order to access our lands and better participate in the hyper-development of natural resources, a practice that is killing the planet […] Societies that are based on conquest cannot be sustained.”

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