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Whose Land Is It? Rethinking Sovereignty in British Columbia

UVIC’S Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) presents a roundtable discussion based on Nick XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton and John Price’s forthcoming article “Whose Land Is It? Rethinking Sovereignty in British Columbia” (BC Studies 204, January 2020). Joining the authors for this discussion will be W̱SÁNEĆ Elder, Dr. John Elliot, and Professor Rebecca Johnson, Faculty…

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2017 ACVI at BC Studies Conference

Time: May 4-6, 2017 Location: Vancouver Island University “Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific” (ACVI) project invites students, scholars and community researchers to submit papers for a proposed edited volume on the theme of (Un)Settling the Islands: Race, Indigeneity, and the Transpacific. Papers related to the themes of culture and heritage,…

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2017 Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture

Lecture: The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment Presented by Dr. Roy Miki, Professor Emeritus (English) of Simon Fraser University. Dr. Miki is an award-winning poet and was one of the leaders in the fight for Japanese Canadian redress. He is the author of several books, including Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (Raincoast 2004), as…

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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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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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