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Valentina De Riso, ‘Indigenous-settler Relations in Canada and Land-Based Reconciliation in Lee Maracle’s Celia’s Song’

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Focusing on the context of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, this talk considers the ways in which settler-colonialism damages the land and peoples’ relationships to it through exploitation and policies of assimilation, dispossession, and forced relocation aimed at erasing Indigenous identity.

  • From: Wednesday 18 November 2020, 7.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 18 November 2020, 8 pm
  • Location: Online event, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 12.00 pm
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Formation: Land
Land, dispossession, agriculture, place

In the second instalment of our year-long Formations programme, delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University’s Postcolonial Studies Centre, we are pleased to announce our November and December events, under the thematic banner – Formation: Land, focusing on land, agriculture, landscape, and place. We will consider dispossession, migration, and ways the human and land interact, and we invite you to think about recent innovative writing about how humans are connected with the living environment and our heritage.

Focusing on the context of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, this talk considers the ways in which settler-colonialism damages the land and peoples’ relationships to it through exploitation and policies of assimilation, dispossession, and forced relocation aimed at erasing Indigenous identity. Drawing from Lee Maracle’s novel, Celia’s Song, and from Indigenous philosophies of relationality that posit a complex system of relations between peoples and more-than-human beings (animal, plants, ecosystems), Valentina explores how restoring sustainable relationships to the Earth is crucial for establishing and maintaining peaceful relationships between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada.

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Online event
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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