RCMP Reconciliation efforts? Addressing a legacy of furthering colonization

Painting by Fanny Aishaa based on a photograph by Ossie Michelin in 2013. Depicts Amanda Polchies raising an eagle feather to RCMP officers raiding a Mi’kmaq camp on October 17, 2013.

With the release of the final report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in December 2015 and the marking of 150 years of Confederation in 2017, conversations about colonization and reconciliation have come more to the fore of public awareness and dialogue. Land disputes and protests against industrial development projects have been met with…