Andreas Krebs
Andreas Krebs is a political communications professional based in Toronto. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and has worked as a consultant and researcher for a number of First Nations in British Columbia.

Entries by Andreas Krebs

Colonialism Causes Diabetes, and Other Things I Learned at the Indigenous Health Conference

(8) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 8:32 AM

According to new research presented at the first Indigenous Health Conference last week, colonialism causes diabetes. I know, I know, I'm not supposed to talk about causality when it comes to scientific research. But it's pretty hard not to think that way when confronted with Dr. Rick Oster...

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This Aboriginal Case Should Help Dispel Colonial Attitudes

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 1:51 PM

The Supreme Court's ruling in the Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia case on aboriginal rights and title exploded in the news last month. Grand Chief Stewart Philip hailed it as a "game changer," Rafe Mair called it a sign that it was time for Canada to "grow...

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Vancouver's Model Is the Best Path Towards Solving Aboriginal Issues

(4) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 1:12 PM

On June 25th, Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer introduced a motion to recognize that Vancouver sits on the unceded territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The motion passed unanimously. Vancouver's approach is grounded in the belief that municipalities have a role to play in reconciliation. It should...

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This Tribal Chief Isn't Too Worried About the Pipeline

(5) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 6:17 PM

Terry Teegee doesn't seem too worried about the Harper government's recent approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. According to the tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, the announcement's low profile -- with no press conference or minister made available for comment -- signals waning support for the...

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What the "Third Party" Really Means to Attawapiskat

(30) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 4:44 PM

The federal government's response to the crisis in Attawapiskat has been to wrest decision-making from the Chief and Council of the First Nation, placing them under third-party management. But why was this the government's decision? Was it in order to rein in the profligate ways of an errant Chief and...

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