April 10, 2015 - McGill University, Faculty of Law
As part of the Critical Race Theory Seminar, Professor Glen Coulthard, Assistant Professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Colombia, was invited to partake in an Author-Meets-Readers session to discuss his book Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Professor Coulthard's book focuses on indigenous experiences in Canada and is immediately applicable to understanding the false promise of recognition, liberal pluralism, and reconciliation at the heart of colonial relationships between indigenous peoples and nation-states elsewhere. During this Speakers-Meets-Readers, Professor Glen Coulthard shared his remarkably distinctive and provocative look at issues of power and opposition in Canada, as well as the false promise of recognition.
Professor Coulthard's visit was co-sponsored by the Law Teaching Network, the Aisenstadt Community Justice Initiative, the Pearson Chair in Civil Society, and the LLDRL. It was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Aboriginal Law Students' Association and the Women of Colour Collective, two student-led organizations at McGill University's Faculty of Law.
This lecture was part of the 2015 Author-Meets-Readers seminar series in the Critical Race Theory Seminar. To learn more about this seminar series, visit our "Courses" page.