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

She is the co-founder and former Research Director (2018-2021) at Yellowhead Institute. She is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). Her award-winning 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.


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