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posted by Robert DeVet in on Oct 12, 2014 - View profile


Who are you Calling an Indian?: Band Membership, the Indian Act, and Belonging.”

Indigenous Speakers Series 2014-2015

- 9:00pm
Friday October 24 2014

Venue: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Address: 2158 Gottingen St

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Friday October 24, 6pm-9pm (Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St.)
Speaker: Damien Lee (Anishnaabe), PhD Candidate (University of Manitoba) and Community Governance Coordinator (Fort William First Nation)
Title: “Who are you Calling an Indian?: Band Membership, the Indian Act, and Belonging.”

Damien Lee has recently published several chapters and articles regarding Indigenous forms of resurgence and resistance to colonialism. He also has a keen interest in the politics of identity and belonging in indigenous communities, and is currently working on developing a new band membership code for his home community. His talk will focus on the ways in which the Indian Act continues to undermine Anishnaabe understandings of identity and belonging.

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