Indigenous History

A Media-Fueled Social Panic Over Unmarked Graves

A Media-Fueled Social Panic Over Unmarked Graves

Not a single body has been unearthed. But Canadians wouldn’t know it from the false information reported in The New York Times.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
16 min read
Indigenous History
Myth-making Isn’t the Right Way to ‘Indigenise’ Our Universities

Myth-making Isn’t the Right Way to ‘Indigenise’ Our Universities

Too often, the noble goal of reconciliation is being co-opted by those seeking to invent fake histories and advance politicized narratives.

Terry Moore and Carol Pybus
Terry Moore and Carol Pybus
16 min read
Indigenous History
Canada’s Racial Balkanization

Canada’s Racial Balkanization

With their newfound fixation on race and bloodline, Canada’s WASP elites are channelling a mindset that I thought I’d left behind in the former Yugoslavia.

Lydia Perović
Lydia Perović
8 min read
Indigenous History
The Aztec Way of Empire

The Aztec Way of Empire

Six imperial rulers expanded the Mexica domain from 1430 until 1519, until the Spaniards first set foot in Tenochtitlan and disrupted the Aztec imperial agenda.

Frances F. Berdan
Frances F. Berdan
11 min read
History
Jennifer Raff’s ‘Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas’—A Review

Jennifer Raff’s ‘Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas’—A Review

Jennifer Raff’s Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas was published with much fanfare in February, garnering a rave New York Times review. And as of this writing, it is listed as one of the top 10 books about genetics on Amazon. The success reflects the fact that the

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
13 min read
History
The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

In January, as reporters were celebrating the first woman—and also the first transgender person—to win more than a million dollars on Jeopardy!, I was reading up on the discrimination still faced by biological women who toil away in my own fields of endeavor: anthropology and archaeology. This discrimination

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
7 min read
Anthropology