Photograph by Billie Jean Gabriel

Shiri Pasternak is a Toronto-based researcher, writer, and organizer. 

She is the Research Director at Yellowhead Institute and an Assistant Professor in Criminology at Ryerson University. Her book, Grounded Authority, is an in-depth critique of the federal land claims policy in Canada from the perspective of Algonquin law, and was published in 2017. Shiri writes about resource extraction, Crown-First Nations fiscal relations, and legal problems of colonialism, and can be found here on Twitter.

Featured Work

2018 // Yellowhead Institute Report
Canada’s Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis

2018 // Policy Options Article
The gaping holes in Ottawa’s Indigenous fiscal policy

2017 // Research Article Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
How does a settler state secure the circuitry of capital?