Thursday evenings, 6:30-8, January 16 – February 20, 2020
École Nationale de Théatre ( 5030 St. Denis – métro Laurier)
Land Back is a Red Paper in the tradition of the Citizens Plus Red Paper (1970) which rejected the barely veiled assimilationist aims of P.E. Trudeau’s 1969 White Paper.
Land Back propels us towards the deepest goals of decolonization and exposes the myriad obstacles it faces: crown and industry claims to land ownership, undemocratic and racist imperatives that act as a ”kind of malware released into our ecological system,” and patriarchal gender dynamics that have especially alienated women, transgendered, queer, and Two-Spirit people from their precolonial power.
Reading to Decolonize is a public education project that is working towards a decolonized future. Our learning is collective and collaborative. Over five sessions (January 16 – February 13), participants will read and discuss the entire report (roughly 20-25 pages per week) and some additional material. To help cover administration costs, we ask a small participation fee (on a sliding scale between 25-50$ for the entire session. No one, however, will be turned away). We can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants. NTS is located two blocks from Laurier metro, but is not wheelchair accessible.
This session will close with a public talk on February 20, 2020 by Shiri Pasternak Assistant Professor in Criminology and Research Director of the the Yellowhead Institute (Ryerson University, Toronto), and author of Grounded Authority: the Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State (2017 )
Join Us. All are welcome.
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