Indigenous Scholarship

Past Events

Who is Indigenous? Indigenous Ancestry, White Possessiveness and the Tyranny of Self-Identification

Presented by The Interdisciplinary Initiative in Applied Indigenous Scholarship at Western

Chris Andersen, University of Alberta
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building (LB) Room: 207, Moot Court Room
Monday, November 7 2016

Chris Andersen is an internationally regarded Indigenous Studies scholar. His books, articles and chapters have contributed to a rethinking of Canada’s past, particularly relating to understanding Métis as an Indigenous people rather than “mixed ancestry” derivatives of First Nations and Inuit communities. Using a rare combination of statistical, archival and legal evidence, Andersen’s work is charting new directions in Canadian scholarship, ushering in a new era of Métis scholarship.


Andersen talk reception

Chris Andersen speaks with attendees


Andersen talk reception

Chris Andersen talk reception