Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Indigenous Peoples and Unions in Canada

It is true that historically unions have acted in the interests of non-Indigenous workers, failing to adequately represent the interests of Indigenous workers, and even actively excluding them from paid employment. Today’s unions are working to eradicate those...

Communities and Research: A tool for change

The Manitoba Research Alliance has held its current Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant from 2012-2019. Now at the tail end of the project, this retrospective magazine shares the work the Manitoba Research Association has been involved in...

**Video** Stories of Decolonization: Land Dispossession and Settlement

Stories of Decolonization is a multi-film interview-based documentary project that shares personal stories in order to explore accessible understandings of colonialism and its continued impact on those living on the lands now called Canada. It also explores notions...

Fast Facts: Poverty and Education in a Low-Income Suburb

It is outrageous that large numbers of children starting school in Winnipeg year after year are so poorly prepared that they are, relative to other kids, behind the “start line” from the beginning. In a great many cases they never catch up. Their lives are forever...

Indigenous Workers and Unions: The Case of Winnipeg’s CUPE 500

In this paper we examine the case of CUPE 500 and its relationship with Indigenous City of Winnipeg workers as a case study. Given the changing labour market in which precarious work is becoming more common and union density is shrinking, and considering the negative...