On Thursday October 5, 2017, the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research presents the Graduate Program's annual lecture. This year's lecture titled 'From Resistance to "Reconciliation": Ruminations on Decolonization from a Feminist Metis' is with Dr. Emma LaRocque.
About the Lecture
The current trend to conflate "reconciliation" as decolonization threatens to obscure and obstruct Indigenous decolonization efforts. In particular, race and gender power imbalances continue to figure large in our society. The question arises: how can we resists colonizing forces under the pressure of reconciliation? And can feminist analysis (and allies) assist in shattering colonial lenses and in the rebuilding of Indigenous cultures and presence?
About the Speaker
Dr. Emma LaRocque is a scholar, author, poet and professor in the Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba, and one of the most recognized and respected Native Studies scholars today. Dr. LaRocque has been a significant figure in the growth and development of Native studies as a teaching disciple and an intellectual field of study. She has developed most of the core undergraduate courses and contributed to the development of graduate studies in Native Studies Department at the University of Manitoba, where she has been teaching since 1977. LaRocque is originally from a Cree-speaking and land-based Metis family and community from northeastern Alberta.
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