Elevate your Indigenous literacy during National Indigenous History Month. This presentation will use the Indian Act as an entry point for exploring settler colonialism in Canada. Beginning with a discussion of colonial theory, this presentation will provide a critical foundation from which to view the development, implementation, and revisions of the Indian Act over time, with a particular focus on key points of intervention, such as the review leading up to 1951, the 1969 White Paper, and Bill S-3.
Presenter’s bio: Shelagh Roxburgh completed graduate studies in political science, specializing in comparative politics and political theory. Shelagh’s work focuses on bridging theories of power and politics with day-to-day experiences of social injustice.