Accepted Paper:

Indigenizing the academy: new moves in coloniality  


Craig Proulx (St. Thomas University)

Paper short abstract:

Anthropological dilemmas involved in indigenizing a university

Paper long abstract:

Settlers have mobilized to "indigenize" colonial institutions from the red faces in white places policies and practices within policing to today's call to indigenize the academy. At the heart of these moves have been recognition, reconciliation and healing discourses which many indigenous peoples and anthropologists have rightly criticized. This paper discusses dilemmas I faced as an anthropologist on a senate university indigenization committee. In particular I focus on how the efforts to change education for all through indigenization continue to normalize settler coloniality.

Panel WIM-AIM06
Indigenous movement and anthropologists