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The year 2017 marks 150 years since confederation for Canada. As Canada and her citizens prepare to celebrate, what is remembered and what is forgotten in terms of the histories of Indigenous peoples living in Canada? This presentation covers some of the basic history of colonialism in Canada, with a particular focus on Indigenous settler-state relations in western Canada at the time of confederation. Also the white supremacist hetero-normative patriarchy, that informs the white masculine ideal and is the basis for the colonization of Indigenous lands, minds, and bodies, was imposed on and internalized by Indigenous men and negatively impacted them and their families and communities.
Resistance to Canadian iconographies, including "settling" the west, building a trans-national railroad, and celebrating Canada's first Prime Minister will be addressed through a short film about performance art conducted.
In this year, Sweden is 493 years old and 2017 is also the centenary for the first Sámi congress, held in Tråante/Trondheim 1917, February 6-9. This is celebrated throughout the year on the Norwegian side of Sábme, while rather silenced on the Swedish side. However, there is an ongoing work to set up a truth and reconciliation process between the colonial Swedish state and the Sámi. What are the parallels and what can the Sámi and the Swedish state learn from the First Nations and Canadian experiences?
Presentation with films and photos around 60 minutes, followed by discussions.
Dr. Kim Anderson is Metis with origins in Manitoba, Canada, and is an Associate Professor teaching in the Family Relations Department at the University of Guelph, Ontario.
Dr. Robert Innes is member of the Cowessess First Nation and is an associate professor in the department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. May-Britt Öhman, Lule/Forest Sámi from the Lule river valley, Luleå and Jokkmokk, is researcher at Uppsala University and the Sámi land Free University.
Comments by Stefan Mikaelsson, Chair of the Sámi Parliament.
Organised by LTU, Unit of History, in collaboration with the Technoscience Research group, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University and the Sámi Land free University
Photos in the poster
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Kim Anderson writes:
My former university put up a new statue of our first prime minister and the architect of residential schools, Indigenous genocide through starvation policies, etc. So my Anishnaabe history prof. colleague and I and my son did a protest. Between a bunch of letters etc. (there were 90 some letters of protest) they took it down. See short film on youtube, Canadian Conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Byte1gArbo
Added a photo of the Canadian flag.
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The first Sámi colonial state border crossing congress in 1917 in Tråante/Trondheim. The picture is taken inside the Methodist Church (Metodistkirken). Many of the participants are dressed in South Sámi dress type. Behind the pulpit you can see Ellen Lie, Elsa Laula Renberg and pastor Trygve Wahlström. February 6, 1917.
Photo at Wikimedia Commons, Hilfling-Rasmussen/NTNU UB
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Sámi centenary commemoration outside the Methodist church, February 6th, 2017, at 10.00-11.00
Photo by May-Britt Öhman
And a photo of the Sámi flag.