Archive for the ‘Canada’ Category

Brian Egan and Jessica Place, ‘Minding the gaps: Property, geography, and Indigenous peoples in Canada’, Geoforum (2012). Indigenous peoples’ property rights are hotly debated in legal, policy, and academic circles across Canada. This article explores three such debates in which Indigenous peoples and lands are centrally implicated: debates over implementing fee simple ownership on Indigenous […]

Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan, ‘Settler governmentality in Canada and the Algonquins of Barriere Lake’, Security Dialogue 43, 5 (2012) In September 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared to the global media that Canada had ‘no history of colonialism’. Such expressions of the post-colonial Canadian imaginary are common, despite Canada’s dubious legacy of settler […]

Sherene H. Razack, ‘Memorializing Colonial Power: The Death of Frank Paul’, Law & Social Inquiry 37, 4 (2012). Through an analysis of an inquiry into the death of an Aboriginal man in custody, I argue that the contemporary colonial relationship between white settlers and those whom they have dispossessed is spatially and racially organized as […]

Brian C. Hosmer, ‘Indigenous Communities, Nation-States, Extranational Sovereignties and the Challenge of Environmental Justice in the Age of Globalization’, Environmental Justice 5, 5 (2012). How have intersections between nation states, extranational corporations (exercising sovereignty) and indigenous communities responded to the increasing demand for natural resources, and the globalization of both corporations and movements for indigenous […]

Rebecca Hamlin, ‘International Law and Administrative Insulation: A Comparison of Refugee Status Determination Regimes in the United States, Canada, and Australia’, Law & Social Inquiry 37, 4 (2012). International law provides nations with a common definition of a refugee, yet the processes by which countries determine who should be granted refugee status look strikingly different, […]

Arena Journal 37/38 (2012). Introduction John Hinkson, ‘Why settler colonialism?’. Time Edward Cavanagh, ‘History, time and the indigenist critique’. Elizabeth Strakosch and Alissa Macoun, ‘The vanishing endpoint of settler colonialism’. Sarah Maddison, ‘Seven generations behind: Representing native nations’. Bodies Mary O’Dowd, ‘Embodying the Australian nation and silencing history’. Gaia Giuliani, ‘The colour lines of settler […]

Adam J. Barker, ‘Already Occupied: Indigenous Peoples, Settler Colonialism and the Occupy Movements in North America’, Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest (Advance, 2012) Indigenous struggles in Canada and the USA—the northern bloc of settler colonialism—have long been characterized by tactical occupations. It is often assumed that Indigenous peoples’ concerns are […]

Wayne E. Lee (ed.), Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World (NYU Press, 2011).  The early modern period (c. 1500–1800) of world history is characterized by the establishment and aggressive expansion of European empires, and warfare between imperial powers and indigenous peoples was a central component of the […]

Paul Nadasdya, ‘Boundaries among Kin: Sovereignty, the Modern Treaty Process, and the Rise of Ethno-Territorial Nationalism among Yukon First Nations’, Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 (2012). The Canadian government recently concluded a series of land claim and self-government agreements with many First Nations in the Yukon Territory. A result of First Nation claims […]

Hummus is to Palestine as wild rice is to Native America. But of course, this is insufficient. There is so much more I could try, and fail, to say. Settler colonialism is criminalization: Drunks, drug addicts, and terrorists. It is the miscreant, the danger and the distrust in Lid, in Sabra, and on the Bad […]