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Aboriginal Studies
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Erica Neeganagwedgin

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Lecture October 17 1763 Royal Proclamation1876 Indian Act 22102011 122900 PM HingleySelfdiscovery How do we reflect within ourselvesour own sense of self as Hingley puts it come to the voyage of discoverypost colonialism colonialism not a thing of the past To be postcolonial means embarking on a personal voyage of discovery Personal introspectionprocess and journey of decolonizationsee self as humanistbut not fully understand what it means to be oppressedhe locates himself male Euro Canadian shared his experiences as a child power dynamic form earlyhow he benefitted from the oppression of others due to hisas he puts it race gender and class Humanist perspectivelove compassion for all How do we reproduce dominance in our everyday life what about the notion of entitlement Roleresponsibility Experience from both sides hockey tournamentwe are all equal but are weso much power dynamic embedded Became a teachercurriculum problematicRiel rebellion or resistance Voyage of selfdiscovery is a journey embarking on an introspective and reflective journey is a personal journey that is difficultI learned that examining one self honestly can create feelings of uncertainty as ones secure position in the world may have to be reevaluated and reconstructed to reflect a newly developed perspectiveTreatyWhat is a TreatyTreaty is an agreement between two parties Two governmentsHow parties intend to treat each otherBefore a treaty is signed both must negotiate discuss the intent of the treatyParties negotiate they speak and listen to each others concerns and eventually come to a decisionRCAPtreaty making among First Nations Nations Reinforce that different nations had own customslaws regarding treaties Treaties signed based on need for protection resources trade peace cooperationsometimes territory involved eg Five Nations Confederacy or Hauenosaunee500 yrs before Cartier One dish one spoon wampum beltwhat belongs to one belongs to allnations at war decided to unite as one live under the great Law of Peace ie Great Law of Peaceabout how to live govern conflict resolutionpeace Laws are understood by each nation through oral traditions ceremonies protocol and so onHad systems of Governance and alliances and treaty making with other First PeoplesEg Wendat Confederacies as well traded with other nationsSuch as the Ojibwe and MontagnaisTreaties seen as Sacred instrument as reinforced by Chief Gosnell of the Nisgaa NationRCAPtreaty making among EuropeansEarly nation building in Europe Nations states were emerging Church less dominant decline in religious authority Prior you had communities connected to prince nobles etc Treaties came out of struggle of Europeans to assert selves as sovereign nationsto be recognized as independent nationsto establish peace or land transfer Eg Treaty of Westphalia recognized France Spain as separate nations 1648Early treaties among First Nations and European nations textSome treaties were formalizedceremony feastgift giving Eg Dutch French Britishnegotiated treaties for various reasons peace cooperation Some First Nations wampum belt created to record treaty event in a symbolic form
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