Resisting The Post's Effort To Demean Indigenous Knowledge
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Resisting The Post’s Effort To Demean Indigenous Knowledge
The Financial Post published a piece dismissing traditional knowledge as "junk science" — on National Indigenous Peoples Day, no less.

National Indigenous Peoples Day — renamed by PM Justin Trudeau at the last minute — is like every other day for me when I wake up, make a strong coffee, and read the news. I don’t wear regalia every June 21, but maybe I should — more people might notice me and pay more attention to Indigenous issues. In any case, I saw on that day that the Financial Post had published a piece by Frances Widdowson as part of its “Junk Science Week” series, under the title, “Treating aboriginal ‘traditional knowledge’ equal to science in environmental reviews can make things far worse.”

I cringed and then actually bothered to read on.

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