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CSLP Speaker Series: Taiaiake Alfred on It's All About the Land

Date & time
Thursday, January 25, 2024
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is closed


Taiaiake Alfred


This event is free


John Molson Building
1450 Guy
Room EFG

Wheel chair accessible


Taiaiake Alfred Taiaiake Alfred

In this talk, Dr. Alfred illuminates First Nations struggles against the Canadian state and exposes how racism underpins and shapes Indigenous-settler relationships. He will also discuss different Indigenous ways of teaching and learning he has encountered and worked into his understanding of “education” from the various communities and contexts of his academic and professional life.


After a 25 year academic career during which he founded Concordia University’s Centre for Native Education and the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Governance Program, and originated and developed Indigenous Resurgence as an intellectual paradigm, Dr. Alfred left academia to devote himself to working directly with his own and other Indigenous people at the community level to breathe life into ancestral visions of nationhood. Taiaiake holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and is the author of three books: Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors and Peace, Power, Righteousness from Oxford University Press, and Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom, from the University of Toronto Press.

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