The Culture of Conquest and the Doctrine of Discovery: The US as a Colonial Settler-State

October 6, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Moot Court, Rm. 1005, Osgoode Hall Law School

You are invited to join us for a roundtable discussion of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2014).

Featuring author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (California State University). Chaired by Lee Maracle (University of Toronto). With Discussants: Boyd Cothran (History, York), Bonita Lawrence (Equity Studies, York) and Victoria Freeman (History, York).

Tuesday October 6 1:30-3:30 PM
Moot Court Rm 1005, Osgoode Hall
York University

"Roxanne-Dunbar-Ortiz has defined the term engaged intellectual through a life spent on the frontlines of the past four decades of social struggles. She has never abandoned her roots through the process of becoming one of the most respected Left academics in the United States." - James Tracy.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a feminist, historian and revolutionary activist who has been involved in Indigenous rights movements and social struggles for many years. This panel discussion, lead by acclaimed writer and scholar Lee Maracle, will enable leading York scholars who study Indigenous peoples to dialogue with Roxanne and draw out comparisons between the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the US.

This event is made possible with generous support from: Department of History (York), Department of Poli1cal Science (York), Department of Social Science (York), Indigenous History Network, Socialist Project, Dean’s Office Faculty of Graduate Studies (York), Faculty of Environmental Studies (York).