Russ Diabo – Part II – Empowering The People

This is Part II of a two-part interview with Mohawk policy analyst Russ Diabo. In Part I, Russ shared with us his teenage search for identity, his role in native resistance on both sides of the border and the political history leading up to federal “Indian policy”. We left off at “who the hell is this guy” – the appointment of Ron Irwin as Minister of Indian Affairs. This episode will continue this political history and finish with where we go from here.

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Russ and I also contributed chapters to this book: Whose Land is it Anyway: A Manual for Decolonization and is available for free online:

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