Wednesday, June 5, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
The findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have shaken the foundations of Canadian history. Many public schools are mandating Indigenous history units. Some universities are requiring all of their students to take at least one course in Indigenous Studies. The Canadian Historical Association has even changed the name of its annual prize for the best book in Canadian history by removing the name of the architect of the residential school system. How have all these changes impacted scholars of Indigenous histories? For some decades the field of Indigenous history has been supporting more and closer relationships between university-based scholars and Indigenous communities, encouraging academics to work within Indigenous frameworks and follow the priorities defined by Contemporary university stakeholders. This panel will explore conversations between researchers and Indigenous partners, focusing on priorities, ethics, reconciliation, and activism. We will discuss how community-based research can influence academic research and how universities need to take their lead in topics, ethics, and methodology from community members.
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)
- Alan Corbiere, M’Chigeeng First Nation / York University
- Carolyn Podruchny, Professor of History, York University
- Catherine Tammaro, Wyandot of Anderdon First Nation