Land as Relationship: Building Cross-Struggle Solidarity through Land-Based Practice

Apr 4, 2019, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
161 East Pyne



Event Description

How can Indigenous land-based practices and knowledge better inform and support solidarity-building across multiple struggles for justice? How can a connection to land, embodied and practiced in place, further the collective goals of decolonization that includes a multiplicity of diverse communities? These inter-related questions will form the basis of our workshop. In asking these questions, we will examine the roles that Indigenous place-based ethics and ontologies can play in supporting and building solidarity across difference. We will explore and development of a theory and practice of grounded solidarity that embraces Indigenous land-based practices as a material foundation for relationships of care and mutual aid.

Glen Coulthard is Yellowknives Dene and an associate professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Departments of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014), winner of the 2016 Caribbean Philosophical Association's Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book, the Canadian Political Science.

Program in American Studies