The editors of Settler Colonialism and the Urban Prairie West are pleased to announce that we will host a workshop at the University of Winnipeg on October 29th and 30th. The event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Community members and students at every level are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will take place in room Room 2M70 (Manitoba Hall) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; a light lunch will be served to registered participants. 


We are asking participants to register in advance so we can coordinate catering and make sure that we are able to accommodate everyone. To register, please click here


Friday October 28th, 2016

Out-of-town conference participants arrive in Winnipeg; no formal program. 

Saturday October 29th, 2016

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

8:30 am Registration: Outside Room 2M70, Manitoba Hall

Morning Session

9:00 am to 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am to 10:45 am

Session 1: The Production of Settler Colonial Urban Space

● Nicholas Brown (Experiments in Regional Settler-Colonization: Pursuing Justice and Producing Scale through the Montana Study)

● Lindsey Claire Smith (Tallasi through the Lens: Locating Native Tulsa in the Films of Sterlin Harjo, via Skype)

● Sharmeen Khan (The Continuing Partitions of Colonialism: Thinking through solidarity between migrants and Indigenous communities in the Prairies)

● Mitch Bourbonniere, Bear Clan Patrol

10:45 am to 11:00 am


11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Session 2: Settler Colonialism and Urban Transformation

● David Hugill (Settler Colonialism and the Postwar Politics of Inner-City Transformation in Winnipeg and Minneapolis, 1945-1975)

● Julie Tomiak (The Kapyong Barracks Case, Urban Reserve Creation, and Resistance to First Nations’ Right to Land in Treaty One Territory)

● Michael Champagne, North End MC

Nick Estes (Death by Development: Lakota Life and Confinement in Rapid City, South Dakota, via Skype)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Session 3: Racialized Policing and Social Control

● Michelle Stewart and Corey Laberge (Indigenous Children and Youth in 21st Century Colonial Economies)

● Robert Henry (Contested Colonial Spaces: Indigenous Street Gangs and the Prairie City)

● Elizabeth Comack (Policing Racialized Spaces)

● Stan Tu'Inukafe - STR8 UP

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm


3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Session 4: Indigenizing the City

● Erica Violet Lee (Title TBD)

● Heather Dorries (What would a Non-Racist City be Like? Contemplating Indigenist Urbanism)

Rapporteurs’ Reflections

Closing Remarks

This workshop is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Ryerson University; Dr. Evelyn Peters, Canada Research Chair in Inner-City Issues, Community Learning, and Engagement; Carleton University; Florida State University; University of Calgary; and University of Winnipeg, Urban and Inner-City Studies.

Sunday October 30th, 2016

9:30 am

Informal networking event at Neechi Commons



Rooms for out of town guests have been booked at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 360 Colony Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2P3


The workshop venue is a short walk from the hotel. For directions click here





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