Reckoning with and Re-Imagining Settler-Indigenous Relationships in Canada
Amar Bhatia, Associate Professor, Osgoode Law School, York University
Enakshi Dua, Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University
Genevieve Fuji-Johnson, Vice-President of the Canadian Political Science Association, Simon Fraser University
Desirée de Jesus, Assistant Professor Communications and Media, York Univrsity
David Koffman, Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies, York University
The aim of this panel is to reckon with and re-imagine « Settlers » in Canada, de-centering the White European settler that Canadian immigration policy sought as desirable, to consider other histories and other stories. How did Jewish, Asian, South Asia and Black people enter into relationships with Indigenous lands and Indigenous peoples in Canada? How do we take into account the actual racial diversity of non-Indigenous people on these lands in reckoning with settler colonial past and present? And how do we re-imagine the relationships between Indigenous peoples and racialized settlers -- or arrivants –in ways that are liberatory and that respect our obligations to each other and to the lands that sustain all of us?
Please note this event will be presented in English. Bilingual titles and descriptions are for reference purposes only.