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CFR and Faculty of Health Present: Dr. Joyce Green Symposium

The Centre for Feminist Research Indigenous Women’s Speakers Series & the Faculty of Health Indigenous Lecture Series on Decolonising Health Present:
Co-organized by Drs. Elaine Coburn (International Studies, Glendon) and Sean Hillier (Health)

10-11AM: workshop
Open to graduate students and junior faculty; limited space available
York University – Keele Campus. You will receive your attendance confirmation from the CFR Coordinator via email
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1-3PM: Dr. Joyce Green keynote + Q&A
Enabling Reconciliation or Enabling Colonialism?
Transforming in Conditions of Colonialism and Ecological Crisis
The justification for depriving Indigenous peoples of land, resources, jurisdiction, sovereignty, and respect relies on racist ideology, theology and views of development, inevitability and superiority. In what is now called the settler state of Canada, the solution to the imposition and continuation of colonialism on Indigenous nations has been deceptively marketed as reconciliation – not decolonization.
The practice of colonialism has led to destructive approaches to the ecosystems in which we are all located. While the situation is dire for both Indigenous peoples and our climate, there is hope and transformation to be found in solidarities emerging across communities, countries, and generations.
Keynote information:
Light refreshments provided starting 12.45PM
Open to all. Second Student Centre, Second Floor Convention Hall.
York University – Keele Campus. Click here to RSVP:
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About the speaker:
Dr. Joyce Green is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Regina.
She has taught in the fields of Canadian politics, women and politics, and Native studies. Her research interests have focused on issues of decolonization in Canada, and of democracy in Canada. Most recently she has been preoccupied with the project of Indigenizing the university and with reconciliation problematics. Her published work has dealt with Indigenous-state relations; Indigenous feminism; citizenship, identity, and racism in Canada’s political culture; Indigenous human rights and with reconciliation in Canada. She is the editor of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books, 2007; 2nd. ed 2017) and of Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights (Fernwood Publishing 2014).
Dr. Green is of English, Ktunaxa, and Cree-Scottish Metis descent, and her family’s experiences have provoked much of her scholarly and political work. She currently lives in ʔa·kiskaqⱡi?it, in ʔamak̓is Ktunaxa (Cranbrook, B.C., in Ktunaxa territory).
Event co-sponsors:
Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Office of the Dean-Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Program in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, York Indigeneity in Teaching and Learning Fund- Office of the Vice Provost Academic, Glendon Indigenous Affairs Council.


Nov 14 2019


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


812 Ross North - workshop; Second Student Centre, Second Floor Convention Hall - keynote lecture @ 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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