Photograph by Billie Jean Gabriel

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

She is the co-founder and former Research Director at Yellowhead Institute, currently on a research leave from the Institute. She is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at X 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. She is also the co-author of three major reports published by the Yellowhead Institute and many other newspaper and academic articles. Shiri writes about resource extraction, Crown-First Nations fiscal relations, police, and the relationships between capitalism and colonialism, and can be found here on Twitter.


Featured Work

2021 // Yellowhead Institute Red Paper
Cash Back

2020 // Yellowhead Institute Policy Brief
Why Are Indigenous Rights being Defined by an Energy Corporation?

2020 // Globe & Mail Opinion Piece
No, those who defend the Wet’suwet’en territory are not criminals 

2019 // Yellowhead Institute Report
Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper

2019 // Research Article South Atlantic Quarterly Colonialism in Three Landscapes