Indigenous Speaker Series: Settler Reason in the Prairies

February 15, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

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Settler reason, as we understand it, is a logic that is grounded on whiteness, private property, and patriarchy. Join Gina Starblanket who will explore the manifestations of settler reason in the prairies, explaining how it functions to privilege the dominance of white, cis-hetero men in relation to other subject positions and functions to legitimatize the deployment of racialized, colonial, gendered violence in fraught or shared geographies.

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Gina Starblanket is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria. Gina is Cree, Saulteaux, French, and German, and is a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Treaty 4 territory. Her research focuses on Indigenous-state relations, gender and Indigenous feminism, prairie Indigenous political life, racism and settler colonialism in the prairies, and Indigenous-Crown treaty relations in Canada. She is co-author of Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial (ARP Press, 2020) and co-editor of the 5th edition of Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Indigenous Peoples in Canada (Oxford University Press 2020).


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