History Professor Discusses First Nations Voting Problems

History professor Dr. Brittany Luby spoke to CBC Thunder Bay about election day problems among First Nations voters in northern Ontario, and helped explain why many First Nations people distrust Canada’s voting system.

She said the issues in the Kenora riding echo “a much longer history of Indigenous voter suppression in Canada.”

Luby researches the history of First Nations in Ontario, particularly the effects of post-war development on Anishinaabe food systems and family well-being.

Luby also spoke to CBC Kitchener-Waterloo about her recent nomination for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award. She said she hopes her nominated book, This Is How I Know, will inspire young people to connect with their loved ones and the natural world.