A roundtable discussion exploring the themes outlined in a new book titled An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States will take place at York University on Oct. 6, from 1:30 to 3:30pm in Moot Court Room 1005, Osgoode Hall.
The book, written by Professor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (California State University), tells the history of the U.S. from the perspective of Native Americans. Dunbar-Ortiz is a feminist, historian and revolutionary activist who has been involved in indigenous rights movements and social struggles for decades across the United States.
Presented by the History of Indigenous Peoples’ Network, the roundtable discussion is titled “The Culture of Conquest and the Doctrine of Discovery: The U.S. as a Colonial Settler State.” It will feature a panel of experts including Lee Maracle (University of Toronto), Boyd Cothran (history, York University), Bonita Lawrence (equity studies, York University) and Victoria Freeman (history, York University), along with Dunbar-Ortiz.
The focus of the event is to create a dialogue between York U scholars and the author, and draw out comparisons between the experiences of indigenous peoples in Canada and the U.S.