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Indigeneity: Being Idle No More

25/06/2013 (13:00-15:00)

Please contact dani.phillipson@rhul.ac.uk for further details.


A Conversation with Dr Dylan Robinson and Peter Morin, Curator and Artist, Tahltan First Nation

The Indigeneity in the Contemporary World Project is pleased to present a discussion on the Idle No More movement. Hosted by Dr Dylan Robinson and Visiting Research Fellow, Peter Morin, the conversation will examine different facets of Indigenous activism occurring across Canada over the past year.

The Idle No More movement began in Canada in response to bill C-45, a piece of legislation that makes it easier to open First Nations treaty lands to development, reducing the requirement for environmental assessments and removing the longstanding protection of the country’s navigable waterways. While clearly undermining environmental protections and indigenous sovereignty, the bill makes controversial energy projects like the development of the tar sands much easier for business interests. Protests under the Idle No More banner have included hunger strikes, road blocks, walks, and sit-ins , both within Canada and beyond.


This conversation is part of an ongoing programme of events leading up to the EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts exhibition in October and November 2013 in the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf. Participation is free and no registration is required.


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