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Aboriginal Policy Studies Vol. 6, no. 2, 2017, pp. 132-141


Given the chatter and more substantive concern about Indigenous peoples as of late, many different people and institutions are both recalling what they have done (or have not done) in the past and what they will do next. While they do so, and evident in comments from everyone from the Prime Minister (Trudeau 2015) to a rally protester, the subject of how to move forward is also of issue. Within these conversations, non-Indigenous places and peoples have contributed much to the knowledge used to make more informed decisions (Eberts 2014; Slattery 2007). At the same time, Indigenous researchers and activists also ask themselves to consider what efforts succeeded, what failed, and what (if any) specific strategies should be adopted and encouraged (Andersen 2014). Making allies is always important, and constructing an Indigenous-sourced agenda is fundamental to getting both the amount and quality of Indigenous information to increase and improve. After all, so often a problem is founded on the point that Indigenous voices were not part of a policy’s or action’s form.