Imaginary Lines--Indigenous Geographies across the boundaries of settler states Fairhaven Auditorium Wednesday 11:30-12:50

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In this talk, I will discuss the ways that the imposition of colonial borders within and between the United States and Canada has severed Indigenous relationships between and within nations, as well as the impacts this has had on ecological and political ways of knowing and being.

Speaker Name

Dr. Niiyokamigaabaw Deondre Smiles




Speaker Bio

Dr. Niiyokamigaabaw Deondre Smiles (he/they) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. A citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, his work focuses on critical Indigenous geographies and its relationship to the environment.

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