In Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Québec, Julie Burelle employs a performance studies lens to examine how instances of Indigenous self-representation in Québec challenge the national and identity discourses of the French Québécois de souche—the French-speaking descendants of white European settlers who understand themselves to be settlers no more but rather colonized and rightfully belonging to the territory of Québec. RSVP is required with stephan.gervais [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Encounters%20RSVP%20) .
This event is co-organized by: The Quebec Studies Program, the Indigenous Studies Program, and the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM).
Yves Sioui Durand, Actor, Playright, Director and Filmmaker, Co-founder of Ondinnok Productions
Philippe Ducros, Author and Artistic Director, Les Productions Hôtel-Motel
Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Professor, Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies, University of Ottawa
Dr. Mary Anne Poutanen, Historian, Course Lecturer, Quebec Studies Program, Member of the Montreal History Group