Video: Lynn Gehl, Ph.D on Indigenous Human Rights and Genocide

Video: Lynn Gehl, Ph.D on Indigenous Human Rights and Genocide
Posted on August 22, 2016 | Lynn Gehl | Written on August 7, 2016
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Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Author's Video Note:

In 2012 the Canadian Museum of Human Rights interviewed Lynn Gehl, Ph.D Algonquin Anishinaabe about her human rights work regarding Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s unknown and unstated paternity policy where Indigenous children are denied Indian status registration and thus their treaty rights due to the lack of a father’s signature on their birth certificate.

This interview weaves together Canada’s constitutional beginnings established during the 1764 Treaty at Niagara, Indigenous Nations’ treaty rights, the Indian Act, Indian status registration, and Canada’s long term and ongoing genocide despite legislation and policy reform.

Parts 1 and 2 are posted here. Watch Parts 3 and 4 by clicking on the links listed here:

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Part 4:

Chi-Miigwetch to The Unity Singers - Barb Rivett, Brenda Maracle-O'Toole, Heather Shpuniarsky, and Joeann Argue - for permission to incorporate their song titled "Awakening".

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Lynn is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley, Ontario, Canada.  She describes herself as a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and she has been an Indigenous human rights... More