UCL Institute of the Americas


BACS-UCL - ‘Indigenous peoples and Canada’, with guest editor Tracie Lea Scott. ONLINE EVENT

11 December 2023, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Indigenous People and Canada

The next event in the BACS-UCL programme is a panel presentation and discussion by contributors to the current issue of the British Journal of Canadian Studies (Volume 35.2 - Autumn 2023) edited by Dr Tracie Scott. For further details of the special issue and the contributors please see below.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Tony McCulloch

Indigenous peoples, once thought to inevitably disappear, have become a force within Canada.  The recent election of the first Indigenous Premier in Winnipeg stands as a powerful example of this resurgence.  In this seminar, the contributors to the BJCS upcoming special issue will discuss their contributions to 'Indigenous People and Canada’ sharing their research across topics relating to politics, history, poetry, and archeology and how they negotiate working in an area where one must always be mindful of the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism on Indigenous peoples in Canada.  This seminar promises to be a lively discussion about a broad range of topics as well as the challenges of working in the area of Indigenous studies. 

The event will be chaired by Patrick Holdich (Honorary Research Fellow, UCL Institute of the Americas) and will include a Q & A with the online audience once the presentations have been made. 

The event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. To join the attendance list for the talk please email  Dr Tony McCulloch  by 5.00pm on Monday 11 December, so that you can be sent the Zoom link. 

BJCS issue 35.2 is a special issue entitled ‘Indigenous peoples and Canada’, with guest editor Tracie Lea Scott. The articles include:
Tracie Lea Scott
Introduction: Indigenous peoples and Canada: Indigenous resurgence, decolonisation, and Indigenous academics
Cora Voyageur
Special  Guest Article: Not your regular 9-5 job: First Nations chiefs in Canada
Christopher Petrakos
The 'spiritual borderlands' of the far Canadian north: the ministries of William Carpenter Bompas and Robert McDonald in comparative context
Reeta Humalajoki
'We cannot go without a National Organization any longer': the struggle to build unity in Canada's National Indian Council, 1961-1968
Christopher Premat
Penser une ontologie décoloniale à partir du Manifeste Assi de Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
(Thoughts on a decolonial ontology based on the Assi Manifesto by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine)
Arzu Sardarli
Indigenous artefacts and oral stories
Launched thirty-five years ago, the BJCS is broad-based, multidisciplinary, and international, welcoming contributions from all areas of the arts and humanities and the economic and social sciences. For further information on the journal see the BJCS webpage at Liverpool University Press Journals 
Enquiries about submitting an article to the journal should be sent to the Editor, Professor Maeve Conrick. Proposals for special issues on specific Canadian themes are especially welcome. Please address proposals or queries regarding the journal to the BJCS Editor, Professor Maeve Conrick