CFE Virtual Forum Series: Who is ‘Free’ to Speak of “Genocide”? Perspectives on Reclaiming Power and Place

CFE Virtual Forum Series: Who is ‘Free’ to Speak of “Genocide”? Perspectives on Reclaiming Power and Place


Podcast (1:27:00)

Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

ryerson.zoom.us/j/92055805209


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CFE Virtual Forum Series:

When the The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was published, the use of this term “genocide” triggered academic controversy, media frenzy, and strong reactions across Indian country and settler society. The authors of the Report defended their text and were supported in their word choice and rationale by many Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices. However, other commentators claimed the use of the term “genocide” was a distraction from the Report’s substance. Was this a self-defeatingly overblown accusation or a serious misuse of a term defined once and for all in the UN Convention on Genocide in 1949?

Zoom link to event: ryerson.zoom.us/j/92055805209

Panelists:
Cyndy Baskin
, Past Chair, Aboriginal Education Council, Associate Professor of Social Work, Ryerson University, and Academic Coordinator of the Chang School's Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences
Len Findlay, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and founding member of the Indigenous Humanities Group, University of Saskatchewan
Lynn Lavallée, Strategic Lead, Indigenous Resurgence, Faculty of Community Services, Professor of Social Work, Ryerson University

Moderator
Karyn Pugliese
, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Ryerson University, and Nieman Fellow, Harvard University 

Co-sponsored by PEN Canada 

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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