Photo of a forest

Policy analysis

Expert Affidavit of Shiri Pasternak on Injunctions (2022), FOXGATE DEVELOPMENTS INC. vs Jane Doe, John Doe, Skyler Williams, et al. Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court File Number: CV-2000000032-000. PDF↓

Pasternak, S., Rutland, T. (2022) The disconnect between growing police budgets and public consciousness has never been greater. Toronto Star. Dec. 22.

Pasternak, S. (2022) Delgamuukw 25 years on: How Canada has undermined the landmark decision on Indigenous land rights. The Conversation. Dec. 11.

Pasternak, S. (2022) 25 years on, the battle to enforce a monumental Supreme Court decision rages on. National Observer. Dec. 10.

Pasternak, S. and Dempsey, J. (2022). Critical Minerals and Settler Colonialism: Who will pay for the ‘Green’ Transition? Berliner Gazette. Aug. 29.

Sonntag, P., Pasternak, S., Moore, R. (2022) Canada's takeover of First Nations finances left a legacy of substandard homes and contaminated water. National Observer. Aug. 17.

Pasternak, S., Walby, K. (2022) Thin-skinned blue line: Police fight against defunding, showing their true colours. The Conversation. June 9.

Dempsey, J., Pasternak, S. (2022) Forget TMX, we need a pipeline to a better world. National Observer. June 9.

Pasternak, S. (2021) Who should pay when projects fail after Indigenous rights claims? Globe and Mail. July 14.

Pasternak, S. and Metallic, N. (May 2021) Cash Back. Yellowhead Institute Red Paper Report. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Pasternak, S., Spice, A., Feltes, E. (2021) A User Guide for Land Defenders: The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Yellowhead Institute Policy Brief. March 19. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Pasternak, S. (Dec. 2020). B.C. might want to align with UNDRIP, but does UNDRIP align with B.C.? Yellowhead Institute Special Report: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Lessons from B.C. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Pasternak, S., Houle, R. (2020) No Such Thing as Natural Disasters: Infrastructure and The First Nation Fight Against COVID-19. Yellowhead Institute Policy Brief. April 9. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Pasternak, S. (2020) Wet'suwet'en: Why are Indigenous rights being defined by an energy corporation? The Conversation. Feb. 7.

Pasternak, S. and Ceric, I. (2020) Injunctions Prove the Point: Canada is a Smash and Grab Country for Industry. Globe and Mail. Feb. 28.

Pasternak, S. and Lukacs, M. (2020) Industry, government pushed to abolish Aboriginal title at issue in Wet'suwet'en stand-off, docs reveal. The Narwhal. Feb. 7.

Pasternak, S. (2020) No, those who defend the Wet'suwet'en territory are not criminals. Globe and Mail. Opinion. Jan. 15.

King, H. and Pasternak, S. (October 2019) Land Back. Yellowhead Institute Red Paper Report. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Manuel, K., Pasternak, S. (2018) We Own It So Let's Kill It: What to do about Kinder Morgan in an Era of Reconciliation. Yellowhead Institute Policy Brief. July 18. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Pasternak, S. (2018) The gaping holes in Ottawa's Indigenous fiscal policy. Policy Options, Institute for Research on Public Policy, July 10.

King, H, and Pasternak, S. (2018) A Different PM Trudeau, Same Buckskin Jacket but Where is the 'Real Change' for Indigenous Peoples? The Globe and Mail, June 8.

King, H., Pasternak, S. (June 2018) Canada's Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis. Yellowhead Institute Special Report. Toronto: Toronto Metropolitan University.

Cowen, D. and Pasternak, S. (2018) Trans Mountain pipeline another colonial project asserting jurisdiction over Indigenous lands. Toronto Star, April 24.

Pasternak, S. (2017) Mercenary Colonialism: Third-party management. Ricochet, Oct. 25.

Pasternak, S. (2017) Transfer payments impose permanent austerity on Indigenous communities. Ricochet, June 28.

Pasternak, S. (2017) Arthur Manuel's battle against the 0.2 per cent Indigenous economy. Ricochet, June 14.

Pasternak, S., Cochrane, D.T., Schabus, N. (June 2017) Standing Rock of the North: A Summary Risk Assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade. PDF↓

Pasternak, S. (2017) Starve or Submit: How one First Nation remains in servitude to a private accounting firm. Ricochet, April 7.

Pasternak, S. and Stanley, A. (2015) Federal budget could mark end of duty to consult with First Nations. Ricochet, June 3.

Pasternak, S. (2014) Fiscal Brutality and Permanent Austerity: How Canada Controls First Nations. First Nations Strategic Bulletin, 12:11-12, Nov.-Dec. PDF↓

Diabo, R., Pasternak, S. (2014) Canada Responds to Tsilhqot'in Supreme Court Case: Extinguishment or Nothing! First Nations Strategic Bulletin, 12:8-10. Aug.-Oct.

Pasternak, S. (2014) The Wars at Home: What State Surveillance of an Indigenous Rights Campaigner Tells Us About Real Risk in Canada. The Narwhal, Nov. 2, 2014.

Diabo, R. and Pasternak, S. (2014) Harper v. First Nations: The Assimilation Agenda. Ricochet, October 21.

Peerla, D. and Pasternak, S. (2014) Opinion: First Nations social contracts: How to contain an aboriginal rebellion. CBC News, May 30.

Lukacs, M. and Pasternak, S. (2014) Aboriginal rights a threat to Canada's resource agenda, documents reveal. The Guardian, March 2.

Pasternak, S. (2013) The Economics of Insurgency: Thoughts on Idle No More and Critical Infrastructure. Rabble, Jan. 14.

Pasternak, S. (2013) New court ruling on injunctions severely limits protection for blockaders. Two Row Times, December 1.

Pasternak, S. (2011) Occupy(ed) Canada: The Political Economy of Indigenous Dispossession. Rabble, October 20.

Diabo, R., Pasternak, S. (2011) First Nations Under Surveillance: Harper Government Prepares for Native Unrest. First Nations Strategic Bulletin 9: 1-5, Jan-May. PDF↓

Pasternak, S. (2010) Private Property and the Conservative Agenda: Manny Jules, Hernando De Soto, and the First Nations Property Ownership Initiative. First Nations Strategic Bulletin 8:9-10, Oct.-Nov. PDF↓