Universities are secular spaces, so why do so many schools now mandate indigenous prayers before events? Why do academic courses now include segments on Indigenous medicine, when these practices are not scientific and little more than folk lore?

True North’s Lindsay Shepherd is joined by Mount Royal University Professor Frances Widdowson to discuss how efforts to promote Canada’s indigenous peoples is backfiring and is ultimately a disservice to people in those communities. They discuss the chilling totalitarian practices seen on Canadian university campuses and discuss ways to fight back, including new “rational spaces” for students to engage in an open dialogue and to combat the Left’s insistence on “safe spaces.”

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Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.

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