EUC Seminar Series on Polishing the Chain: We are all Treaty People
Indigenous peoples negotiated nation-to-nation treaties with the Crown. The British North America Act of 1867 and the Canadian constitution both clearly establish responsibility for and relations with Indigenous peoples as a federal jurisdiction. What then, is our role as treaty people? In this panel speakers will explore how non-Indigenous led social movements understand and take up their treaty obligations, with particular attention to how Black and people of colour understand their relationships to treaty, the state, and Indigenous peoples.
This event is the final seminar in the Polishing the Chain – Treaty Relations in Toronto, 2021-2022 EUC Seminar Series. Polishing the Chain is exploring the spirit and intent of Toronto treaties, the ways Indigenous peoples have and continue to uphold them, the extent to which they are – and are not- reflected in contemporary Indigenous / state relations, and the possibilities these open for working towards conciliation and establishing right relations with each other, and the Land.
Presented by EUC with York’s Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages, Dr. Deborah McGregor’s Indigenous Environmental Project, and Jumblies Theatre & Art’s Talking Treaties; and with support from the Toronto Biennial of Art, Vice-President Research & Innovation, the Indigenous Teaching and Learning Fund, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Faculty Association – Community Projects and Lisa Myer’s York Research Chair in Indigenous Curatorial Practice.
Recordings of previous Polishing the Chain – Treaty Relations in Toronto seminars are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXLwaExh_6sCd7iV8dQn5Q