Lynn Gehl’s Black Face Blog – Idle No More

Dr. Lynn Gehl, Ph.D.  My Black Face blogs draw on my experiences as a non-status Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe as well as my education: a doctorate in Indigenous Studies, a master of arts in Canadian and Native Studies, an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, and a college diploma in Chemical Technology. I address issues such as the continued sex-discrimination in the Indian Act, the limitations of the land claims and self-government process, and issues of Indigenous nationalism such as Indigenous citizenship. I ask Canadians, settlers, and allies to be principled in their process where I ask for genuine solidarity that encompasses equity practices. My approach is always Indigenist in that it places Indigenous knowledge at the core.