"As part of this issue's exploration of colonialism and its legacy, the 'Anglican Journal' spoke with Anishinaabe legal scholar John Borrows, Canada research chair in Indigenous law at the University of Victoria, where he co-founded the world's first joint program in Indigenous law and non-Indigenous law". "A self-determining Indigenous Anglican church within the Anglican Church of Canada may be established this July . Do you have any thoughts on that ? It feels like a nice response to the Truth and Reconciliatoin [Commission] Calls to Action that asked the churches to consider their relations with Indigenous peoples and engage in education and organizational efforts to respond to what Indigenous peoples might be saying." "There's some anxiety among non-Indigenous Canadians about Indigenous self-government. How do you address this ? I think it would benefit non-Indigenous peoples if we became more a ble to make our own decisions. Literature shows that that leads to better health outcomes in terms of life expectancy -- dealing with some of the social challenges around substance abuse, etc. So there'd be a healthier population, and that would make Canadians safer, and the health also contributes to the economic productivity and prosperity of people when you can be an entrepreneur and innovate and hold down a job and keep your family safe. First Nations are 'bungee economies' -- dollar will come in to that community but it will immediately bounce back out because that First Nation will spend that dollar at the local town or the regional centre. But if you get that dollar to circulate among a few hands within the Indigenous context it multplies, right ? When we're able to produce not just dollars or healthy bodies but also ideas that are engaging that are intriguing, that are enlightening, that are challenging, that are maybe hopeful and spiring, that probably will benefit Canadians, as well".