Let the People Speak

Oppression in a Time of Reconciliation


Canada’s Indigenous Affairs department has a jurisdictional reach over 90% of Canada’s landscape and an annual budget of some $20 billion. Yet Indigenous people have no means to hold this department accountable to them. Let the People Speak argues that the well-documented social inequities in Indigenous communities are symptoms of long-standing, institutionalized powerlessness and that the means of empowerment is already embedded in the historic treaties. Only when ordinary Indigenous Canadians are finally empowered to make their voices heard can there be meaningful reconciliation.