CANCELLED/ANNULE: MISC Brown Bag Series - Professor Christa Scholtz

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:00to13:00
Ferrier Building Room 105, 840 avenue du Docteur-Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G2, CA




To legislate or not to legislate: Metis land policy in Alberta versus Saskatchewan

What explains continuing divergence in provincial policies to create a secure land base for Metis communities? My archival research builds a story beyond the 1930s, completing an arc that engaged the Lougheed, Blakeney, and Devine governments.


Christa Scholtz is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. She is the Academic Program Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. She was born and raised in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, Alberta). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in social sciences at Faculté Saint Jean, of the University of Alberta. She holds a Masters of Arts from University of Ottawa, and a PhD from Princeton University. She researches and teaches in the areas of Settler-Indigenous politics and policy, comparative and Canadian politics, constitutionalism, and federalism. She has authored a book, titled Negotiating Claims: The Emergence of Indigenous Land Claim Negotiation Policies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States (Routledge, 2006). More recently her work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, and the University of Toronto Law Journal.

The MISC Brown Bag Lecture series is a new project that will feature McGill and other Montreal-area scholars in the humanities and the social sciences working on research projects about Canada.

MISC will be hosting six of these lectures over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year (three per semester). The lectures will take place once a month, around the lunch hour in MISC’s conference room (Ferrier 105), and will be open to McGill faculty and students as well as any interested members of the general public. Each speaker will be speaking about a new or completed research project by emphasizing key ideas or findings to their audience. The MISC Brown Bag series will allow speakers to put forward novel research ideas that will improve our understanding of the past, present and/or future of Canada.


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