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Shalene Wuttune Jobin- What does it mean to uphold indigenous economic relationship?

May 8 @ May 8 - May 8

Join us for an informative conversation with Dr. Shalene Wuttunee Jobin who shares the intersections of settler colonialism and economic exploitation in the region known today as Canada. We’ll learn how economic advancement is intertwined with the exploitation of indigenous communities and what indigenous worldviews can teach us about miyo‐pimâtisiwin ᒥᔪ ᐱᒫᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ (the good life) and harmonious econimic relationships. Dr. Jobin draws inspiration from the profound knowledge systems of the nehiyawak ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐊᐧᐠ (Cree) people and will underscore two pivotal arguments: the foundational relationship between settlers and Indigenous populations was one of economic exploitation, and that Indigenous economic ties are constitutive and deeply rooted in connections to Land, Water, and the intricate web of life they sustain. In this talk Dr. Jobin offers insight that enable us to reimagine how we can aspire to the good life with all our relations.


Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
(250) 656-0944
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