Posted here are a selection of lectures from my 2015 version of ANTH 220 (outline). Since 1996 I have taught this course in a number of variations. In 2015 I added in discussions of issues concerned with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The overall narrative arc of the course begins with a brief introduction to our Indigenous reality (today and in the past). From here we proceed through the issues of colonialization, industrial development, and then to the disposition that is endemic to settler capitalism. Finally we end with a consideration of the question of sovereignty versus reconciliation. The final lecture focussed on the excellent book by UBC prof Glen Coulthard. I highly recommend the book as a fieldguide for the struggle ahead!
January 12, 2015 First Nations in BC, opening engagements and issues.
January 19, 2015 Adawk (history) and initial encounters
January 21, 2015 Kitsumkalum and the industrial economy
February 2, 2015 Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson
March 2, 2015 lecture on Ronald Niezen’s book, Truth and Indignation.
March 11, 2015 Overview of course themes/content to date
March 13, 2015 Treaties since the establishment of the BC Treaty Commission
March 16, 2015 Impact Benefit Agreements (part 1) – the Industry perspective
March 18, 2015 Impact Benefit Agreements (part 2) – alternatives and implications.
March 20, 2015 Co-operative Management Agreements – an effective alternative(?)
March 23, 2015 Indigenous Marine Use Planning: Gitxaała example (content originally prepared by Caroline Butler, GEM. Presentation reflects Menzies’ interpretation).
March 25, 2015. BC Heritage Act as an Example of Actually Existing Colonialism.
March 27, 2015. BC Heritage Act, con’t and a comment on collaborative research.