Another theme found in the academic readings that was not present in newspaper articles was MacDonald’s theme of the effect that neoliberalism has had on the role of the Indigenous in Canada. MacDonald (2014) writes,
Overall, the existence of neoliberal Aboriginal governance reveals new difficulties for Indigenous peoples as it suggests that Indigenous movements must constantly re-position themselves in response to the state 's concessions in order to bring their unresolved concerns out of the de-politicized spheres created through devolution and into public political spaces of contest, debate and accountability. (para. 39)
The effect that neoliberalism can have on a number of issues that affect the Indigenous population is an interesting lens to vie...
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... The Globe and Mail is clearly very well informed on Indigenous issues, perhaps highlighted by the fact that they have a full-time reporter looking into the effect that human trafficking has on Indigenous women (Grant, 2016, para. 2). While the media coverage is not completely equal to the academic knowledge, it is very close. Most of the research done by academics is used as necessary, but some more complex issues are not reported on, such as MacDonald’s theory about the effect that neoliberalism has had on the Indigenous community. Despite this, the Globe and Mail’s coverage on Indigenous issues is extremely solid. Given the importance of Indigenous issues and the large impact that they can have on Canadian society, it is very important that this reporting continues to be reliable, and that the Canadian population has access to articles that report on major issues.
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