Event Title

Indigenous People in the Global Context

Speaker

Lee Maracle

Streaming Media

Description

There are 350 million indigenous people in the world, all are in a similar circumstance. They are still classically colonized, robbed of their territory and live on the periphery of a globalized imperial economy that is threatening the globe. Generally speaking the Indigenous people have been “dumbed down” to a pre-civilized state. It is generally agreed that Indigenous people were non-scientific, non-theoretical, incapable of abstraction and so forth. In fact, science is just now catching up to some key understandings that Indigenous people have had for a very long time. For the most part, Indigenous people are oral and therefore cannot be believed, nor studied by western intellectuals. Why is this a problem?

About the Lecturer:

Ms. Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including: Ravensong [novel], Canadian Scholar’s Press, Bobbi Lee [autobiographical novel], Three O’clock Press, Daughters Are Forever, [novel] Theytus Will’s Garden [young adult novel] Theytus books, “Bent Box” [poetry] Theytus books, “I Am Woman” [non-fiction], Polestar/Raincoast and the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, “My Home As I Remember” [anthology] Natural Heritage books. Ms. Maracle is widely published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Ms. Maracle is a member of the Sto: Loh nation.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2018 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Indigenous people, Globalized imperial economy

Rights

This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Apr 18th, 12:00 PM Apr 18th, 1:20 PM

Indigenous People in the Global Context

Fairhaven College Auditorium

There are 350 million indigenous people in the world, all are in a similar circumstance. They are still classically colonized, robbed of their territory and live on the periphery of a globalized imperial economy that is threatening the globe. Generally speaking the Indigenous people have been “dumbed down” to a pre-civilized state. It is generally agreed that Indigenous people were non-scientific, non-theoretical, incapable of abstraction and so forth. In fact, science is just now catching up to some key understandings that Indigenous people have had for a very long time. For the most part, Indigenous people are oral and therefore cannot be believed, nor studied by western intellectuals. Why is this a problem?

About the Lecturer:

Ms. Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including: Ravensong [novel], Canadian Scholar’s Press, Bobbi Lee [autobiographical novel], Three O’clock Press, Daughters Are Forever, [novel] Theytus Will’s Garden [young adult novel] Theytus books, “Bent Box” [poetry] Theytus books, “I Am Woman” [non-fiction], Polestar/Raincoast and the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, “My Home As I Remember” [anthology] Natural Heritage books. Ms. Maracle is widely published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Ms. Maracle is a member of the Sto: Loh nation.