Tuesday, June 4, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
This panel brings together four diverse scholars and teachers - two of whom are Indigenous, two of whom are settler Canadians, and all of whom have backgrounds in the discipline of history - to reflect on their pedagogies and teaching experiences in relation to their respective fields of Indigenous Studies (Augustus), Law (Barkaskas), History and Indigenous land claims and rights-related research (Horton), and Indigenous Education (Ouellet). Four years out from the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, what is the tenor of classroom conversations on Indigenous and settler histories in this country? And on the west coast, where all four panelists are based and the 2019 CHA meeting is taking place on the traditional unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people? How does history (or, better, histories) manifest in the fields and teaching practice of each panellist and how, in turn, might such dialogue between disciplines and communities of practice contribute to deeper decolonizing classroom conversations?
The co-hosts for this event are: 26 - Canadian Historical Association (CHA) / Société historique du Canada (SHC), 59 - Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) / Société canadienne de sociologie (SCS), and 58 - Society for Socialists Studies (SSS) / Société d'études socialistes (SÉS)
- Malinda Smith, Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta
- Richard Devlin, Professor of Law, Dalhousie University
- Rick Ouellet, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, Langara College