The next “Colonialism in Victoria” workshop is on June 20th, 7pm, at Camas Books and Infoshop.
Victoria is on colonized land, so what does this mean for settler-indigenous relations, politics, and everyday life? What can theory and history teach us about colonialism and how to respond to it? The third installment of this workshop will explore these questions through an article by Richard Day and Tonio Sadik, entitled “The BC land question, liberal multiculturalism, and the spectre of Aboriginal nationhood”
The article is pretty dense and written in an academic style, so Nick will cover some of the main points of the article and then we’ll discuss it collectively. If you can read the article beforehand (or have a look) that’s great, but not entirely necessary. Don’t be discouraged if you have a hard time with this article–like the first article, this one is hard, and that’s why it’s great to discuss it and figure it out together. You can download the article here and you can photocopy your own copy at Camas Books for free. After the workshop discussion, we’ll explore possibilities for other workshops, lectures, or activities around colonialism and decolonization: other readings, other sorts of workshops or discussions, collective research and writing, and other potential activities for us to do together. Nick is a white settler and he is not an expert on colonialism or decolonization; he wants to learn more about it, with other people, like you.