Posts by Matthew Norris

Matthew Norris

About Matthew Norris

Matthew Norris is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and the vice-president of the Urban Native Youth Association. He is currently a PhD Student at UBC focusing on international Indigenous rights frameworks. He has extensive professional experience working on issues related to Indigenous rights and title, including four years as a policy analyst for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. Matthew is also a board member with the CCPA-BC.

Blockades aren’t the crisis. It’s the crumbling legitimacy of Canada’s democracy

Mar 5, 2020
Our democratic institutions are in crisis. Their very legitimacy is in question, and Canada’s national leaders appear ill-equipped to respond. The Indigenous re-occupation of Wet’suwet’en land and nationwide actions in support have sparked debate and deliberation about the causes, consequences, complications and solutions. The debate has been emotional and traumatic and, I fear, is defining… View Article