DES Speaker Series: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada
Samir Shaheen-Hussain will present his recent book Fighting for A Hand to Hold (foreword by Cindy Blackstock; afterword by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel), which exposes the Canadian medical establishment’s role in the displacement, colonization, and genocide of Indigenous Peoples. Samir has been involved in anti-authoritarian social justice movements – including Indigenous solidarity – for over two decades, and organizes with the Caring for Social Justice Collective.
Samir Shaheen-Hussain is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member of the School of Population and Global Health, both in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University and works as a pediatric emergency physician in Tio’tia:ke. (Montreal).
This event is co-sponsored by Ontario Public Interest Group (OPIRG) at York University.