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Department
Global Development Studies
Course
DEVS 100
Professor
Richard Day
Semester
Winter

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Devs Week 15 1/22/2013 6:34:00 AM Official discourses on settler-indigenous relations  “We‟re so self-effacing as Canadians that we sometimes forget the assets we do have that other people see.”  “We are one of the most stable regimes in history.”  “We also have no history of colonialism.”  “So we ** Guest Lecture – Bob Lovelace  Commonly think that Columbus was the first to discover North America  People from Western Europe were frequently in North America for a long time o When the indigenous people saw people approaching they quickly got in their canoes and tried to sell and trade their goods  Western Europe was in an economic decline o Reliant on the capital from the Gold and Silver that came out of Mexico  “It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and world be good servants and I am of opinion that they would very readily become Christians, as they appear to have no religion.” – Columbus (?) Christianity was culture, was civilization (at the time of Columbus)  “it appears to me that the people are ingenious, and would be good servants and I am of the opinion that they would very readily become Christians, as they appear to have no religion” o these people could be civilized (Christians) Royal Proclamation of 1763  Created a class system o A lot to do w/ relationships w/ aboriginal people o B/c some people can buy land, others are landless  landless used the land to try to make money this destroyed nature Lecture 2 1/22/2013 6:34:00 AM Multiculturalism is not enough  Fantasy of multiculturalism is really quite tame  State form mediates our relationships o State prevents contact o State prevents the “disease of otherness” from the self  How about an „organic‟ or „grassroots‟ „multiculturalism‟ … o Something that emerges when people share a space and want to share w/ each other o Just simple interaction  … coupled with work on anti-racism?  How about solidarity? What is solidarity?  “I stand beside you, as you stand against an (oppressive) Other” – Chandra Mohanty  (dictionary app) unity or agreement of feeling or action, esp. among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group: factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students.  Not charity  Risk/expend your privilege  Both individual and collective components Critical Indigenous Discourse (thesis of the 4 thworld)  Settler Canada was created, and is maintained, through the denigration of Native peoples, theft of their
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