November 23 2018 - Archival Research and Métis Histories

Joining us to speak on archival research and Métis histories were the following presenters:

Dr. Jennifer Adese is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her work centres on Indigenous Studies, as well as Métis Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Sociology, and Critical Race Theory. Titled Extinguishing the Dead: Colonial Archives, Anxieties, and Reflections on Researching "Métis" Scrip, her presentation examined her own family history and her experiences researching land tenure and scrip.

Dr. Paul Gareau is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and one of RCMR's Research Fellows (2016-2017). His research is grounded in critical theory and methodology relating to the social and cultural impacts of religion on identity formation. Scattered with wit and humour, his presentation, titled Métis "Bad Catholics": Reflections on Métis Experience of Religion in the Oblate Archives, touched on religion as relations in the Métis community around Lac Ste. Anne.

Dr. Jennifer Adese and Dr. Paul Gareau at Métis Talks