Archive for May, 2018

Abstract: This project reclaims a history of anti-colonial discourse and collaborations among Asian settlers and Native Hawaiians between 1887-1959 in Territorial Hawai‘i, drawing from archival works, including King David Kalākaua’s poetry, correspondence, and speeches regarding the Hawaiian monarch’s responsibilities toward Asian laborers, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole’s speeches about Hawaiian land rights and Asian farmers, and texts […]


Abstract: This article explores the similarities and differences between Zionism and archetypical European modes of settler colonialism to demonstrate the incongruence between the two phenomena. This analysis is contextualized around the recent discourse surrounding the competing claims of indigeneity to historic Israel/Palestine. The claims of both the Jewish and Palestinian Arab communities are explored to demonstrate that both communities can […]


Abstract: This article explores the links between the assertion of British imperial identities and the anti-Catholic discourse and practices of a network of evangelical societies which existed and flourished in Britain and in the dominions from the halcyon days of the empire to the late 1920s. These bodies shared a broad evangelical definition of Protestantism and […]


Excerpt: Stories matter. They are a way of disrupting the status quo and adding a voice in a room of silence. As Native scholars and  critical race theorists have emphasized, who tells the stories, who listens to them, and what they say are crucial. Tell any Indian a story of how something was created and they will tell you a story back about […]


Abstract: This dissertation weaves Indigenous and decolonial scholarship together with recent work on ignorance to consider the constraints and possibilities of decolonizing education in the current Canadian context of reconciliation. While the study of knowledge and its nature has been the focus of Western thought since ancient times, it is only recently that scholars have begun […]


Abstract: Background: Indigenous peoples in developed countries have reduced life expectancies, particularly from chronic diseases. The lack of access to and take up of palliative care services of Indigenous peoples is an ongoing concern. Objectives: To examine and learn from published studies on provision of culturally safe palliative care service delivery to Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand […]


Description: Through a comparison of Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand texts published between 1840 and 1940, From Colonial to Modern develops a new history of colonial girlhoods revealing how girlhood in each of these emerging nations reflects a unique political, social, and cultural context. Print culture was central to the definition, and redefinition, of colonial girlhood […]


Abstract: This dissertation explores some theological implications of restorying relations between settler and Indigenous peoples in Canada. In response to the call of the Seven Fires Prophecy, this work proposes that it is imperative that settler people seek and cultivate a new way to be in relationship with Indigenous peoples. Part of the aim of restorying […]


Abstract: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, or Bamewawagezhikaquay, wrote brilliantly fashioned Ojibwe stories. Focusing on four of her contributions to the Muzzeniegun, including a letter to the editor (her husband, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft), the author argues for Schoolcraft’s adherence to Ojibwe aesthetic traditions. This approach is important because three of the stories above were republished by H. R. […]


Abstract: Conservation discourses tend to portray invasive species as biological entities temporally connected to colonial timelines, using terms such as “alien”, “colonizing”, “colonial”, and “native”. This focus on a colonial timeline emerges from scientific publications within conservation biology and invasion ecology and is enacted through invasive species management by state and NGO actors. Colonialism is influential […]