Sunday, November 6, 2011

Teaching Colonialism

Coll Thrush: “Teaching Colonialism, Complexity, and Survivance: A Pedagogical Journey”

Coll Thrush: “Teaching Colonialism, Complexity, and Survivance: A Pedagogical Journey” from Fairhaven College, WWU on Vimeo.

Coll Thrush, Associate Professor of History, University of British Columbia, speaking at Fairhaven College on April 20, 2011.

In the US, Canada, and elsewhere, the legacies of colonialism for Indigenous and settler peoples are among the most pressing, complicated, and intractable problems in both policy and everyday life. What is the role of the university in this process? And what role does higher education play in our shared lives as students, scholars, and citizens, Indigenous or otherwise? Who bears the burden of, and responsibility for, the history of colonialism? How can non-Indigenous people best be allies to Indigenous peoples and their concerns? What does it mean to “belong” to a place in the context of colonialism? And what are the ethical, moral, and theoretical challenges regarding how we tell the story of the past (and present)?

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