Three Shared Values of Settler Vegans and Indigenous Peoples of Canada

November 5, 2016 17 h 30 min - 17 h 50 min

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Margaret Robinson

Settler vegans and Indigenous people are often portrayed as taking opposing sides on animal rights issues. Settler vegans have tended to view Indigenous hunting practices as part of the systematic destruction of animal habitats and lives, while Indigenous people have viewed Settler vegan activism as part of the ongoing genocide of Indigenous cultures and people. Margaret, a vegan and Mi’kmaw woman, identifies three Indigenous cultural values—respect, humility, and honesty—that Indigenous people may hold in common with Settler vegans, and explores how these shared values can provide a way forward, toward solidarity.