Sakshi Aravind is a PhD student in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focuses on Indigenous environmental litigation in Australia, Brazil and Canada and the legal framing of environmental justice in courts. Her research areas include legal and Indigenous geographies, legal anthropology, comparative environmental law, constitutional law and political ecology.
Systematic overwriting of one form of injustice with another reiterates the claim that settler law is not on the side of the First Nations. The innate unfairness in the system begets greater injustice by weighing economic interests against Indigenous rights that are incommensurable.