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Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe- You are Treaty, too: Revisiting Chief Spence’s Call to Action

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Presentation will explore the theme of treaty relations that animates Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe’s recently published book with UBC Press (2023): Life against States of Emergency: Revitalizing Treaty Relations form Attawapiskat. It revisits the emergency of the Idle No More movements, highlighting Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s ceremonial fast of 2012-13. At the core of the book lies the question that Chief Spence Posed to the Canadian Public, which has significant political implications for researchers and members of the civil services: What does it mean to be in a treaty relationship today? Through extensive community-engaged research with members of the Attawapiskat Nation and drawing form disciplines such as activism, and mixed media storytelling. This presentation will elaborate how the book advances a transformative approach to treaty relationships, grounded in the lived-experiences, voices, and perspectives of indigenous artists and community leaders


March 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
(250) 656-0944
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Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
10091 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, V8L 3G3
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