How can you reconcile on stolen land?

“It is infuriating for me to hear anybody talk about what reconciliation is in this country” —Skyler Wiliams A sheet of snow covered the ground on...

Arrested journalists, misrepresented conflicts

When Anishinaabe journalism professor Duncan McCue, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, first read the section of the Truth and...

Education for reconciliation

When the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was first released in 2015, Pamela Toulouse, who is Ojibwe/Odawa from...

Repairing severed lines

As an Indigenous woman with mixed ethnicity, the “percentage” of my Indigeneity has been a recurring theme in my life—especially since I didn’t obtain...

Resistance and reclamation

For Andrew Caldwell, a proud Algonquin two-spirit person—who uses both he and they pronouns interchangeably—the interconnectedness of themself is wrapped up in their identity...

Colonial institutions

After the final recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) were released in December of 2015, universities in Ontario scrambled to respond. Canadian post-secondary...

For the Creator

The announcer notices the team, dressed in black and green, emerge from the dressing room. He grabs the microphone. One by one, the players...

Time theft? These Canadian workers are more concerned with pandemic burnout.

The Pigeon spoke to Canadians who are working from home about their perception of productivity, timeliness, and wellness. They say the increased mental strain they’re under, caused by working remotely during a global pandemic, is their main concern.

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified my quarter-life crisis

I’m still learning to remember that whenever it feels like the end of the world, it’s not.

How one bookstore’s efforts are helping Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ artists weather the pandemic through community

Glad Day Bookshop, an independent bookseller in the middle of downtown Toronto’s "Gay Village,” is providing financial support to artists who face serious economic difficulty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What will Telesat’s promise to ‘bridge the digital divide’ cost Northern Canadians?

This week, the Canadian federal government announced a $600 million deal with global satellite operator Telesat. The deal is intended to increase internet connectivity in remote areas of Canada, specifically Northern Canada. But Northern Canadians aren’t celebrating just yet.

Canadian campus newsrooms are changing. Black student journalists say it’s about time.

From outlet to outlet, a new focus on how newsrooms across the country are framing and prioritizing Black voices is emerging. Student journalists are asking themselves the same questions.

Black people make up just two per cent of university instructors in Canada. What needs to change?

Just two per cent of all university teachers across Canada are Black. In the wake of movements to address the lack of diversity in Canadian higher education, The Pigeon spoke to some Black professors about their positions in academia.

Making friends with Big Lonely Doug

On a sun-splashed, blue-skied Saturday last month, Alex asked me on a spontaneous trip to see Big Lonely Doug. I had heard about Big Lonely Doug, but didn’t know the extent of its history or what made the tree so unique.

“I felt ridiculously lucky”: How each Canadian region compares when it comes to abortion access

Abortion is a nationally protected medical procedure in Canada, regulated by provincial governments, meaning that each province and territory approaches abortion differently. Here's how each Canadian region measures up when it comes to abortion access.

Breaking barriers: playing lacrosse as an Indigenous woman

Growing up on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, lacrosse surrounded Fawn Porter. The game is inextricably tied to her nation's identity and heritage. To her, it seemed a no-brainer that she would eventually have a stick in her hand.

Maple leaf forever? The divisive legacy of Canadian flags

As Canada changes from a fiercely British colony to one defined by multiculturalism, and tries to face its troubling colonial past, many wonder if Canada’s flags still symbolize the people they were meant to represent.

Teens take office: conversations with Canada’s Gen Z politicians

Youth are no longer being held up as the future of politics—they’re fighting for a seat at the table. We spoke to some of Canada's youngest political contenders about what led them to the legislature.

In Toronto’s gay village, safety is a privilege

Two years after serial killer Bruce McArthur’s arrest, community members say little has changed in the Toronto Police Service's relationships with the city’s most vulnerable populations.

This month’s election could decide the fate of Vancouver Island’s old-growth forests

With B.C. embroiled in a snap election and old-growth forestry a concern for many Vancouver Island voters, provincial leaders are deciding the future of B.C. forestry one platform at a time. Here’s what each provincial party has to say about forestry and Vancouver Island conservation.

How psychedelics are a game-changer for dying Canadians

Psychedelics, often remembered as a cornerstone of 1960s counterculture, have been associated with the hippy movement, the Woodstock music festival, and the occult. Outside of popular culture, however, psychedelics have undergone a long journey to be considered for use in palliative care.