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Dear Friends of SJS,

Make sure you return your vote:

If you are concerned about putting your proportional representation ballot in the mail because of the mail stoppages, you can drop off your ballot at:

100 - 1112 Fort St, Victoria or

403 - 771 Vernon Ave, Gateway Village, Victoria

Both locations are open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday until November 30th.


Nov. 30:


are pleased to present

Candidate for the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Nationhood

Storied Lands, Sovereign Peoples: Indigenous Landscapes of Belonging

Dr. Jean O’Brien

Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Department of History, University of Minnesota

Friday, November 30th, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

First Peoples House – Ceremonial Hall

Indigenous sovereignty is anchored in notions of place... and belonging that center survival even under the most violent regimes of settler colonialism. In this talk, Jean O’Brien narrates Indigenous relationships to the land across the northeastern woodlands of New England and into the western Great Lakes in order to analyze how Indigenous peoples have creatively resisted their displacement and asserted their self-determination even while the state has always held an enormous stake in Indigenous disappearance. She traces the themes of place and belonging as central to the defense of Indigenous homelands and historical narratives about their self-determined lives in her past scholarship as well as her current and future research agendas.



Nov. 30:

Café Simpatico presents...

The Zapatista Movement in Chiapas

“¡Zapata vive, la lucha sigue!”

(Zapata lives, the struggle continues!)

In 1994, the day the NAFTA agreement became operational, threatening the survival of Mexican campesinos, the Zapatista National Liberation Army staged a 12-day-long uprising. Mexican society shook to its core.

After 24 years of resistance, the Zapatistas remain well organized and continue to protect their Indigenous culture, their right to land and their autonomy.

Presented by Gabriela Wieland McBee, University of Victoria, Professor in Humanities and Hispanic & Italian Studies.

Music by:

Héctor Vázquez, classical musician from Mexico and PhD candidate at UVic.

Café Simpatico

1923 Fernwood Road

November 30

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Music at 7:30 pm

Presentation at 8:00 pm

Admission by donation

Refreshments served

Nicaraguan Fair Trade Organic Coffee for sale

Sponsored by: Victoria Central America Support Committee

www.facebook.com/vcasc www.victoriacasc.org/

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

c/o Dept of Anthropology

University of Victoria

PO Box 1700, STN CSC

Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

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