As We Have Always Done with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson @ Centretown United Church, Ottawa [13 March]

As We Have Always Done with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

19:00 - 21:00

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Centretown United Church
507 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z5
Hosted by Tracey Lindberg, award-winning author of Birdie and professor of Law at University of Ottawa.

Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, and demanded justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women. In «As We Have Always Done», Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking.

Indigenous resistance is a radical rejection of contemporary colonialism focused around the refusal of the dispossession of both Indigenous bodies and land. Simpson makes clear that its goal can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic. Instead, she calls for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state, including heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation.

7-9 PM
Tuesday, March 13 2018
Centretown United Church
507 Bank St.

Ticket: $11 available online or $10 at the store (116 Third Ave.)

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