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North Meets South goes to Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention

January 2, 2018 — 

Join North Meets South, a Community Service-Learning program, at the Prairie Rising speaker series. Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon will speak to her new book: “Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention.”

University of Winnipeg, Room 2M70, 515 Portage Avenue
January 18, 2018

3:30pm            Meet-up and Q&A with Community Service-Learning staff

4:00-6:00pm    Event

6:00-7:00pm    Debrief and reflection with Community Service-Learning staff

 Please sign up on UMCommunityLink.

“In 2016, Canada’s newly elected federal government publically committed to reconciling the social and material deprivation of Indigenous communities across the country. Does this outward shift in the Canadian state’s approach to longstanding injustices facing Indigenous peoples reflect a “transformation with teeth,” or is it merely a reconstructed attempt at colonial Indigenous-settler relations?”

“Jaskiran Dhillon uncovers how various groups including state agents, youth workers, and community organizations utilize participatory politics in order to intervene in the lives of Indigenous youth living under conditions of colonial occupation and marginality. In doing so, this accessibly written book sheds light on the changing forms of settler governance and the interlocking systems of education, child welfare, and criminal justice that sustain it. Dhillon’s nuanced and fine-grained analysis exposes how the push for inclusionary governance ultimately reinstates colonial settler authority and raises startling questions about the federal government’s commitment to justice and political empowerment for Indigenous Nations, particularly within the context of the everyday realities facing Indigenous youth.” –  Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies 

This talk is presented by the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS), with generous support from Urban and Inner-City Studies (UWinnipeg), Indigenous Studies (UWinnipeg), the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC), and the Critical Race Network (UWinnipeg).

 North Meets South: Truth, Healing, and Relations-Building is a program offered by Community Service- Learning that provides U of M students with monthly excursions, events and intercultural workshops to learn about our community. Learn more!

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