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Unsettling Canada: The UW Readings

Thu. Jun. 15, 2017

UW students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a week of public readings of Arthur Manuel’s award-winning book, Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, as part of a campaign to bring attention to the decolonization struggle nationwide in light of the Canada 150 celebration.  The campaign to celebrate Canada’s “150th birthday” is questioned and challenged by many Indigenous people, who feel that, in the words of Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, “Asking me to celebrate Canada as being 150 years old is asking me to deny 14,000 years of Indigenous history on this continent.”

All members of the campus community – Indigenous and non-Indigenous, faculty and students – are invited to volunteer to contribute a 10-minute public reading (20 spots available in total).  Readings will take place 12:15 - 1:15 pm at the following locations:

  • Monday June 26th – Library, 5th floor
  • Tuesday June 27th – Aboriginal Student Services Centre Lounge, 2L02 (2nd floor Lockhart)
  • Wednesday June 28th – The UWSA Hive, 1st floor Lockhart
  • Thursday June 29th – Masters in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development - Room 4C83

Note that a smudge will be offered.  Please contact librarian Michael Dudley at m.dudley@uwinnipeg.ca to sign up!

Unsettling Canada