Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Contemporary Developments in Aboriginal Issues - British Association of Canadian Studies’ Aboriginal Studies Circle

Contemporary Developments in Aboriginal Issues

British Association of Canadian Studies’ Aboriginal Studies Circle, at the University of Leeds Centre for Canadian Studies, Leeds (UK)
1st February 2011

The British Association of Canadian Studies is pleased to announce a one day colloquium of its Aboriginal Studies Circle. Many diverse indigenous populations around the globe have been the victims of marginalization as they confront the vast array of issues resulting from both historical injustices and contemporary global challenges. This colloquium seeks to bring together academics and other professionals with an interest in indigenous studies to discuss the broad issues that affect indigenous peoples both in Canada and elsewhere. Through building an interdisciplinary network, it is hoped that discussions of the challenges facing indigenous peoples can be drawn from the periphery of contemporary political, social, cultural, and legal discourses and brought into the mainstream.

Keynote Speakers:

•Prof. Joy Hendry (Oxford Brookes University)
•Dr. Colin Samson (University of Essex)
•Dr. David Stirrup (University of Kent)
•Dr. Pamela Palmater (Ryerson University)

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Joy Hendry (Oxford Brookes University) Anthropology Keynote: Aboriginal Science: putting the First Nations of Canada in a broad Indigenous Context

Pamela Palmater (Centre for Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University Canada) Law & Society Keynote: The Myth of Post-Colonialism in Canada: How Modern Laws and Politics Impact Indigenous Peoples.

Colin Samson (University of Essex) Sociology Keynote: The Future of the Past: Cultural Revitalization As a Means of Addressing the Unjust Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

David Stirrup (University of Kent) Literature Keynote: George Copway, Ojibwa Conquest, and the Indigenous Ideal

Dominic Alessio Richmond (The American International University of London) Monopoly Imperialism: The Buying and Leasing of Empires

Sinéad O'Sullivan (University of Manchester) Métis and the Canadian State: Claiming an Aboriginal Identity through the Legal System

Katya Brooks (University of Essex) Considering Cultural Collision: Reflections of Being a White, Middle-Class, British, Young(ish), Female Researcher in Sub-Arctic Canada

Roy Todd (University of Leeds) Urban Indigenous Youth: Diverse Contexts, Complex Transitions

Alfred Wong & Roxanne Gomes (The Friends of Aboriginal Health Association, Vancouver Canada) Impact of Advanced Telecommunication on Remote First Nation Communities

Zalfa Fegahli (University of Nottingham) The miracle of martyrs: Gregory Scofield's Revisionist Louis Riel

Maggie Bowers (University of Portsmouth) Storytelling and Sovereignty: Enacting Literary Self-Determination

Gundula Wilke (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany) Alternative History Lessons by Marginalised Writers

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