Sept 13: Shiri Pasternak: What is colonialism that does not dispossess?

Shiri Pasternak presents "What is colonialism that does not dispossess? Ecologies of Care and Supply at Barriere Lake."

Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:30 - 1:20 pm
Fraser Law Building, Room 157

This presentation examines the materialities of colonialism from the perspective of a present-day Algonquin community in northern Quebec. Though Canada and Quebec have asserted sovereignty over their lands, the Barriere Lake Algonquins consider this to be a condition of temporary alientation; they continue to exercise their jurisdiction on the ground. Competing grounds of authority on the territory are resolved through encounters that shape the boundaries of settler law and set the limits of resource accumulation through the technologies of Indigenous law.