Civic-Indigenous 7.0

Exploring the intersection of Indigenous and civic futures

2019 -

Cities for People/McConnell Foundation
Centre for First Nations Governance 
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law of University of Victoria Law School
In Canada, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people both currently live under self-terminating paradigms. Indigenous people are systemically marginalized and are suffering under the Indian Act, and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples are increasingly robbed of good health and wellbeing and are dying under ecocide and increasingly unequal systems. We need to re-imagine our laws, our governance systems and transform our systemic and spiritual relationships with land and nature, and we need each other to get there.

In collaboration with Cities for People at the McConnell Foundation, the Centre for First Nations Governance and many other partners, Dark Matter Labs is working on exploring the intersection of Indigenous and civic futures. Through research, workshops and the development of proofs of possibilities, this work aims at supporting Indigenous self-governance and developing governing systems at the intersection of property rights and the rights of nature that could play out across both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts.

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We’re a distributed team with presence around the world.

Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Dark Matter Laboratories UK
Trading via Architecture 00 Ltd.
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE
United Kingdom

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit
Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7
1740 rue Saint-Patrick
Montréal (Québec)
H3K 0B3

Dark Matter Labs Korea
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902
South Korea

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902

Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Östergatan 1
211 25 Malmö