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Education for Reconciliation: TRC Library Guide

Indigenous-related content for students and instructors.

Indigenous Content by Course

SOCB47Social Inequality – Paloma Villegas

1. Chapter 12: The Imaginary Indian: Unpacking the Romance of Domination. in Brock, D., Raby, R., and Thomas, M.P. (2012). Power and Everyday Practice. Nelson Education, Toronto.

2. Dhillion, J.K. (2015). Indigenous girls and the violence of settler colonial policingDecolonization, 4(2) 1-31

SOB49 - Sociology of Family - Ping-Chun Hsiung

1. Tam, Benita Y., Leanne C. Findlay, and Dafna E. Kohen. 2017. "Indigenous Families: Who Do You Call Family?Journal of Family Studies 23(3):243-59. doi:10.1080/13229400.2015.1093536

2. Muir, Nicole. 2019. "Contemporary Practice of Traditional Aboriginal Child Rearing: A Review." First Peoples Child & Family Review 9(1):66-79.

3. Ball, Jessica. 2009. "Fathering in the Shadows: Indigenous Fathers and Canada's Colonial Legacies." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 624(Jul):29-48. doi:10.1177/0002716209334181

4. Parrack, Sarah and Gillian M. Joseph. 2007. "The Informal Caregivers of Aboriginal Seniors: Perspectives and Issues." First People Child & Family Review 3(4):106-13.

5. Hall, Rebecca. 2016. "Caring Labours as Decolonizing Resistance." Studies in Social Justice 10(2):220-37. doi:10.26522/ssj.v10i2.1353

6. Statistics Canada. 2015. "Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance: 2nd Edition." Retrieved Nov. 10, 2019 (https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/89-645-x/89-645-x2015001-eng.htm)

SOCB60  Issues in Migration and Ethnic Diversity – Fidan Elcioglu

1. Martin, Steven Henry. 2010. "A Border Runs Through It: Mohawk Sovereignty and the Canadian State." July 1. Briarpatch Magazine.

2. Kilpatrick, Kate. 2014. "US-Mexico Border Wrecks Havoc on Lives of an Indigenous Desert Tribe." Al-Jazeera. May 25.

3. Montoya, Nancy. 2016. "Tohono O'odham Find Common Ground with Border Patrol." August 11. Arizona Public Media.

4. Tonra, Joshua. "The Threat of Border Security on Indigenous Free Passage Rights in North America." Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 34(1): 221-258. (Please read pp. 243-253)

I also showed excerpts from the documentaries Crossing Arizona (2006) and You Are On Indian Land (1969).

Resources used to prepare lectures:

1. No One Is Illegal - Montreal. 2009. "June 8, Akwesasne/CBSA: Articles, Audio, Video and Analysis."

2. Quan, Douglas. 2015. “Mohawks’ Right to Freely Cross Canada-US Border Trumped By National Security: Judge." October 28. National Post.

3. Singleton, Sara. 2008. "Not Our Borders': Indigenous People and the Struggle to Maintain Shared Cultures and Politics in the Post 9/11 United States." Journal of Borderland Studies 23(3): 39-45.

4. The Pass System (2015) - documentary.

SOCC09 Sociology of Gender and Work Alexandra Rodney

One week was devoted to looking at the intersection of gender, work and indigeneity in Canada. I gave a lecture on Indigenous work/gender in Canada and here are the readings/optional reading for that week:

1. Fiske, Jo-Anne. 1998. “Fishing is Women's Business: Changing Economic Roles of Carrier Women and Men”, in Native People/ Native Lands: Canadian Indians, Inuit, and Metis ed. Cox, Bruce Alden. 186-198. (posted on Portal)

 

2. Sengupta, Ushnish, Marcelo Vieta and J. J. McMurtry. 2015. “Indigenous Communities and Social Enterprise in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 6 (1): 104-123.

 

Optional:

Lutz, John. 1992. After the fur trade: The aboriginal labouring class of British Columbia 1849-1890. Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 2: 69-94.

SOCC25  Ethnicity, Race and Migration – Fidan Elcioglu

1. Miller, Todd. 2014. "Chapter 5: Unfinised Business in Indian Country." From Border Patrol Nation. San Francisco: City Lights.

2. Martin, Steven Henry. 2010. "A Border Runs Through It: Mohawk Sovereignty and the Canadian State." July 1. Briarpatch Magazine.

Resources used to prepare lectures:

1. No One Is Illegal - Montreal. 2009. "June 8, Akwesasne/CBSA: Articles, Audio, Video and Analysis."

2. Quan, Douglas. 2015. “Mohawks’ Right to Freely Cross Canada-US Border Trumped By National Security: Judge." October 28. National Post.

3. Singleton, Sara. 2008. "Not Our Borders': Indigenous People and the Struggle to Maintain Shared Cultures and Politics in the Post 9/11 United States." Journal of Borderland Studies 23(3): 39-45.

4. The Pass System (2015) - documentary.

SOCC29 - Special Topics in Sociology of Family: Family and gender in the Middle East - Sarah Shah

Discussions around Palestine and the occupied Palestinian territories were presented in conjunction with Indigenous issues in Canada. Material was presented in lecture. Readings were not required, however citations were provided for optional reading.

1. The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada. 2001. Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust

2. Lawrence, Bonita. 2003. "Gender, Race, and the Regulation of Native Identity in Canada and the United States:An Overview." Hypatia 18(2)

3. Winona Stevenson. 1999. "Colonialism and First Nations Women in Canada” in Scratching the surface: Canadian anti-racist, feminist thought. Edited by E. Dua and A. Robertson. Toronto: Women’s Press

 

4. Violence by the state - preventing births, transferring children: Hidden from history: The Canadian Holocaust. A Summary of the Ongoing, Independent Inquiry into Canadian Native "Residential Schools" and their Legacy. 2001.

 

5. General info on Alberta Sexual Sterilization Act: Kersten, L. (n.d.). Alberta passes Sexual Sterilization Act.

 

6. Overview of Bill C-31: http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/bill_c-31/

 

7. A Brief History of the Marginalization of Aboriginal Women in Canada: http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/marginalization_of_aboriginal_women/

 

SOCC34Migration & Transnationalisms – Paloma Villegas

1. Rita Kaur Dhamoon. (2015). A feminist approach to decolonizing anti-racism: Rethinking transnationalism, intersectionality, and settler colonialism. Feral Feminisms. 4 pp 20-37.

2. Proulx, C. (2010). "Aboriginal Hip Hoppers: Representin' Aboriginality in Cosmopolitan Worlds" in M.C. Forte (Ed) Indigenous Cosmopolitans: Transnational and Transcultural Indigeneity in the Twenty-First Century. Peter Land. New York. 39-62.

SOCC37 Environment and Society – John Hannigan

1. Natalia Ilyniak, "Mercury Positing in Grassy Narrows: Environmental Injustice, Colonialism, and Capitalist Expansion in Canada.McGill Sociological Review, Volume 4 (February 2014): pp. 43-66. (NI).

SOCC47 – Creative Industries – Clayton Childress

  • Prepared a module on the Indigenous film Atanjaruat.
  • Some students wrote their term papers on Indigenous media production.

SOCC39 – Special Topics in Social Inequality – Paloma Villegas

1. Smith, Andrea. 2010. "Queer Theory and Native Studies: The Heteronormativity of Settler Colonialism.GLQ: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 16(1-2): 42-68.

2. Forbear, Katherine. (2014). "Queer Settlers: Questioning Settler Colonialism in LGBT Asylum Processes in Canada.Refuge 30(1): 47-56.

3. Greensmith, C. and Sulaimon, G. (2013). "Challenging Settler Colonialism in Contemporary Queer Politics: Settler Homonationalism, Pride Toronto, and Two-Spirit Subjectivities.American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37(2): 129-148.

SOCC61 - Sociology of Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Victoria Freeman

1. Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Executive summary: 9-22.

2. Paulette Regan,  “An Unsettling Pedagogy of History and Hope,” Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010) 19-53.

3. Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Vol 1: History, Part 1, 15-62; 104-131.

4. Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Vol 1: History, Part 1, 63-103; 133-148.

5. Victoria Freeman, “Voices of the Parents: The Shoal Lake Anishinabe and Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School, 1902-1929,” Native Voices in Research, ed. Jill Oakes (Winnipeg: Native Studies Press, University of Manitoba, 2003), 71-81.

6. Rosemary Nagy, “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Genesis and Design,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 29. No. 2, August 2014, 199-217.

7. Joseph Auguste Merasty, with David Carpenter, The Education of Augie Merasty (Regina: University of Regina Press, 2015).

8. Paulette Regan, “The Power of Apology and Testimony: Settlers as Ethical Witnesses,” Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 171-192.

9. Garnet Angeconeb, “Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation, “Speaking My Truth, Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School," eds Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagné, Jonathan Dewar, Glen Lowry (Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2012), 11-34.

10. Naomi Angel, “Before Truth: The labors of testimony and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Culture, Theory and Critique,  2012, 53(2), 199– 214.

11. Dylan Robinson, “Reconciliation Relations,” Canadian Theatre Review, Vol. 161, Winter, 2015,  60-63.

12. Matt James, “A Carnival of Truth?: Knowledge, Ignorance and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission," The International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 6, No. 2, April, 2012, p. 182-204.

13. Anne-Marie Reynaud, “Dealing with Difficult Emotions: Anger at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada,” Anthropologica, Vol. 56. No. 2, 2014, 369-382. 

14. Dorothy Christian and Victoria Freeman, “History of a Friendship, or Some Thoughts About Becoming Allies” in Lynne Davis, ed. Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Relationships, University of Toronto Press, 2010, 376-390.

15. Paulette Regan, “Peace Warriors and Settler Allies,” Unsettling the Settler Within, 213-237.

16. Andrew Woolford, “Nodal Repair and Networks of Destruction: Residential Schools, Colonial Genocide, and Redress in Canada,” Settler Colonial Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, February 2013 ,  65-81

17. News stories on Court case re St. Anne Documents 

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/04/25/court-dismisses-two-claims-launched-by-st-annes-residential-school-survivors.html

http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/29/interview-with-st-annes-indian-residential-school-claimant-k-10106-betrayal-agai

18. Supreme Court Case re Destruction of IAP Documents

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/6219/SCC-to-rule-on-preservation-of-residential-schools-survivors-files.html

http://umanitoba.ca/centres/nctr/iap_records.html

19. Bonita Lawrence and Zainab Amadahy, “Indigenous Peoples and Black People in Canada: Settlers or Allies?” Breaching the Colonial Contact: Anti-Colonialism in the US and Canada, ed. Arlo Kempf (Dordrecht: Springer, 2009), 105-136.  

20. Bonita Lawrence and Enakshi Dua, "Decolonizing Anti-racism," Social Justice Vol. 32, No. 4 (2005), 120-143.

21. UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

SOCD01 – Advanced Seminar in Culture and Cities – Dan Silver

1. Ryan Walker, “Searching for Aboriginal/indigenous self-determination: urban citizenship in the Winnipeg low-cost-housing sector, Canada.

SOCD15 – Advanced Seminar in Migration & Ethnicity – Paloma Villegas (2016 - 2017)

1. Bohnaker, Heidi and Franca Iacovetta. (2009). "Making Aboriginal People 'Immigrants Too': A Comparison of Citizenship Programs for Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples in Postwar Canada, 1902-1960s.Canadian Historical Review, (90)3): 427-461.

SOCD15 - Advanced Seminar in Critical Migration Studies - Paloma Villegas (2017 - 2018)

1. Newcomers - Reconciliation Needs You Too.

2. Methot, S. Toronto is an Iroquois Word.

3. Freeman, V. (2010). "'Toronto Has No History!' Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and Historical Memory in Canada's Largest City.Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine, 38(2): 21-35. 

4. Hugill, D. (2017). What is a settler-colonial city? Geography Compass, 11(5).

5. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (2017). Concluding observations on the twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports of Canada. United National Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. August 25.

6. Bohaker, Heidi and Franca Iacovetta (2009). Making aboriginal people 'immigrants too': A comparison of citizenship programs for newcomers and indigenous peoples in postwar Canada, 1940s-1960sCanadian Historical Review, 90(3), 427-461.

7. Lawrence, Bonita, & Dua, Enkashi. (2005). Decolonizing antiracism. Social Justice, 32(4), 120-143.

8. Sharma, Nandita, & Wright, Cynthia. (2008). Decolonizing resistance, challenging colonial statesSocial Justice, 35(3), 120-138.

9. Dhamoon, Rita Kaur. (2015). A feminist approach to decolonizing anti-racism: Rethinking transnationalism, intersectionality, and settler colonialismFeral Feminisms, 4, 20-37.

10. Gyepi-Garbrah, J., & Waler, R., & Garcea, J. (2014). Indigeneity, immigrant newcomers and interculturalism in Winnipeg, CanadaUrban Studies, 51(9), 1795-1811.

11. De Costa, R., & Clark, T. (2011). Exploring non-Aboriginal Attitudes towards reconciliation in Canada: The beginnings of targeting focus group research. In A. Mathur, J. Dewar, & M. DeGagné (Eds.), Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the lens of cultural diversity (327-340). Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

SOCD21 – Immigrant Scarborough – Paloma Villegas (2016 - 2017)

1. Methot, S. Toronto is an Iroquois Word.

2. Freeman, V. (2010). "'Toronto Has No History!' Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and Historical Memory in Canada's Largest City.Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine, 38(2): 21-35.

SOCD21 - Immigrant Scarborough (2017 - 2018)

Immigrating to a Settler Colonial Nation - Are Comtemporary Im/Migrants also Settlers? Can There Be Solidarity Between Im/Migrants and Indigenous People?

ASSIGNED READINGS:

1. Dua, Enakshi and Bonita Lawrence. 2005. "Decolonizing Antiracism." Social Justice 32(4): 120-143.

2. Sharma, Nandita and Cynthia Wright. 2008. "Decolonizing Resistance: Challenging Colonial States." Social Justice 35(3): 120-138.

3. Left Turn. 2007. "Organizing for Migrant Justice and Self-Determination: Interview with Harsha Walia, Nandita Sharma, Jaggi Singh, Rafeef Ziadah, Mostafah Henaway." http://www.leftturn.org/organizing-migrant-justice-and-self-determination

OPTIONAL READING:

1. Fobear, Katherine. 2014. "Queer Settlers: Questioning Settler Colonialism in LGBT Asylum Processes in Canada." Refuge 30(1): 47-56.

GUEST SPEAKER:

Dr. Soma Chatterjee, York University, was a guest speaker who helped facilitate the class discussion that day. She spoke about a number of topics that fed into an article that was published later in the year:

Chatterjee, Soma. 2018. "Immigration, Anti-Racism, and Indigenous Self-Determination: Towards a Comprehensive Analysis of the Contemporary Settler Colonial." Social Identities.

SOCD44 Topic: Mass Media  Ivanka Knezevic

1. Stoddart, Mark C.J. and Jillian Smith, 2016. "The Endangered Arctic, the Arctic as Resource Frontier: Canadian News Media Narratives of Climate Change and the North". Canadian Review of Sociology. 53:5. 316-336. (Focus on news sources in the area, with Indigenous sources presented in a completely different way from government and business sources.)

2. Wilkes, Rima and Michael Kehl. 2014. "One Image, Multiple Nationalisms: Face to Face and the Siege at Kanehsatà:ke". Nations and Nationalism 20:3. 418-502.