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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CASCA 2014 CFP: The Certain Uncertainties of Aboriginal Lifeways - Reminder


The Certain Uncertainties of Aboriginal Lifeways

Many Aboriginal peoples in Canada live lives of uncertainty. From the time
a critical mass of settlers arrived on Turtle Island, to Supreme Court
cases on treaty and other issues, to the over-representation of Aboriginal
peoples in Canadian prisons and through protesting fracking at
Elsipiogtog, Aboriginal peoples have lived lives of contingency but also
of agency in fighting against it. We seek papers discussing the certain
uncertainties of Aboriginal lifeways in Canada and Aboriginal responses to
them. Some questions of interest may be: How are Aboriginal peoples
responding to accumulation by dispossession due to corporate/state
resource extraction and transportation? How do the "securitization" of
Aboriginal grass roots political issues and new social movements create
uncertainty? What uncertainties do urban Aboriginal peoples face? What is
the role of of spirituality in dealing with uncertainty? Any other papers
on the certainty of uncertainty are welcome.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please contact Craig
Proulx at:

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