No narrative of Canada's history is complete without mention of the Yukon Gold Rush in the 1890's. What used to be only remembered in historical saga poems and forgotten towns like Dawson's Creek is now big business during a gold revival. In the National Geographic article Yukon: Canada's Wild West, the emergence of a new gold rush is reawakening an age old desire and 100 years of environmental management and First Nation relation problems.
The archaic free-entry stake claiming process has not changed since the original Gold Rush allowing any adult virtually... [+] Read more
The article “The one place in Canada where racism is still tolerated: native reserves” by Jonathan Kay in the National Post from September 22nd, 2014 explains that Kahnawake, a native reserve in Quebec, is enforcing a racist law. This law’s goal is to remove any non-native residents who live in the reservation. Kay states that people have left threatening messages to those who refuse to leave. Kahnawake is financed by big public transfer payments, meaning, the Canadian government is funding a racist community. The author says that politicians aren’t interfering, when they should be, and... [+] Read more