View the event recording of "Trick or Treaty?" Historical Perspectives on Treaty Making in Canada (video, approximately 1 hour)
2020 will be the first year the University of Waterloo officially participates in Treaties Recognition Week (November 2-6). To contribute to the broader goals of education, reflection, and action, the Indigenous Initiatives Office is excited to host a series of virtual events and videos throughout this important week. These events and engagement opportunities are the start of what we hope will be ongoing learning about where we live and work, and the importance of treaty rights and relationships.
"Trick or Treaty?" Historical Perspectives on Treaty Making in Canada
Professor Susan Roy will discuss Treaties relationship with government, connecting historical context to current issues, challenges and successes.
Susan Roy is an associate professor in History at the University of Waterloo. Her work aims to deepen public understandings of colonial history through research collaborations and multi-disciplinary projects that amplify the voices of First Nations communities and artists. She was on the curatorial team for the award-winning exhibition, c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, which along with her book These Mysterious People: Shaping History and Archaeology in a Northwest Coast Community examines the Indigenous history of Vancouver. Susan is currently working on the SSHRC-funded Ayamoowin ijwa paapoowin—Songs in the Key of Cree—Laughter and Language Revitalization led by Cree playwright Tomson Highway, and Six Miles Deep: Mapping Histories of Environmental Transformations in the Grand River Territories of the Haudenosaunee with Mohawk historian Phil Monture. She has over 20 years-experience working for First Nations in relation to Indigenous rights research and community initiatives.
Registration is Required
This event will be held on Microsoft Live events and a video link will be provided in your confirmation email. You may submit your questions when you register, or at any time during the event using the Q&A function of the online platform.
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