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(2017) Beyond White Supremacy: Workshops for Change

ACVI is organizing two workshops on February 3–4, 2017, to continue conversations about Asian Canadian and Indigenous histories and their implications for today. Join us for: I. Challenging the Law: Dispossession and Japanese Canadians Outside the taking of Indigenous lands, the greatest dispossession in Canadian history occurred with the uprooting and dispossession of 21,000 Japanese Canadians between 1942 and…

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Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) Wins Award

The BC Museum Association has awarded the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) an outstanding achievement award for 2016. The Award of Merit, given for “an outstanding, innovative, or creative achievement in the museum, gallery, archives or heritage resource field in BC,” was presented last Thursday evening, at the Association’s annual conference’s Gala Reception and Dinner…

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ACVI at BC Studies Conference, May 4-6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: (UN)SETTLING THE ISLANDS: RACE, INDIGENEITY AND THE TRANSPACIFIC Hay ch qa’ sii’em siye’yu mukw mustimuxw. In keeping with regional protocol, ACVI acknowledges and thanks the Coast Salish people on whose traditional territory Vancouver Island University resides.  We value the opportunity to share, learn, and live together on Snunéymuxw Traditional Territory. “Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race,…

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Registration Open! Asian Canadians on Lekwungen Territories: Race, Indigeneity, and the Transpacific

Time: Monday, November 7, 9am-1pm Location: Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria, BC Asian Canadians and First Nations have been interacting in Victoria area for over 150 years, and we want to hear their stories, bitter or sweet. Join the ACVI team and guest speakers John Adams, Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Ann-Lee and Gordon Switzer, and Songhees elder Joan Morris at the Robert…

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Humanities Faculty Appoints Dr. Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton as Visiting Indigenous Scholar

Dr. Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton Associate Dean Margaret Cameron recently announced that Dr. Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton has been appointed to the position of Visiting Indigenous Scholar in the Faculty of Humanities. The Faculty established the fellowship as a small step towards Indigenization in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action last year. Dr. Claxton…

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