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Dear Friends of SJS,

Wednesday, March 27:

Whose Land Is It?

Rethinking Sovereignty in ‘British Columbia’

With Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton and John Price

12 Noon, Wednesday, March 27, Room 160

First Peoples House, University of Victoria

(Refreshment to follow)

Be it in court cases such as Tsilhqo’tin, or occupations by the Unist’ot’en and Gidumt’en, First Nations in this province are constantly challenging settler colonialism’s control of the land. In this talk, Professors Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton (CYC) and John Price (History) suggest that First Nations’ tenacity in their attachment to the land derives from a fundamental belief in Indigenous sovereignty that is incompatible with Crown sovereignty. This is particularly true in BC where the government totally repudiated treaties for... over 130 years and where Crown sovereignty is based on the Treaty of Oregon, itself a product of the notorious Doctrine of Discovery. Is there a way forward?

Co-Sponsored by

UVIC Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement, Faculty of Human and Social Development, Faculty of Law, Department of History, Social Justice Studies (see attached poster)


Thursday, March 28:

The Academic Women’s Caucus presents:


3:00pm- to 4:30. Harry Hickman 110

Panel discussion with senior academics: Annalee Lepp, Reeta Tremblay, Lynne Marks, Faculty Association & Frances Henry, Emerita from York University Discussant: Carolyn Butler -Palmer

Please invite your pre-tenure female identified faculty members


March 29, 2019:

AWC Lecture:



Event open to Everyone!

2:30 -4:15 David Strong Building C 122.

Frances is one of Canada’s leading experts on the study of racism and anti-racism. Her books include The Colour of Democracy, Racism in Canadian Society, Racial Profiling: Challenging the Myth of a Few Bad Apples, Discourses of Domination, etc. She is the co-author of the recently published book: The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities.


March 29, 2019:

Cafe simpatico

steveCafe Simpatico at 1923 Fernwood Road

Friday, March 29............Doors open at 7 pm: Music at 7:30 p, Presentation at 8:0 pm

You are invited to a presentation and discussion with Steve Stewart on:

Canadian foreign policy in Latin America with Venezuela, Honduras and beyond

The Canadian government’s inflammatory position regarding Venezuela has been in the news recently,

but much more is happening that does not make headlines in Canada.

Steve will present on the impacts of Canadian foreign policy in Venezuela 2019

Venezuela, Honduras and elsewhere in Latin America.

Steve Stewart is CoDev’s Executive Director, and a former journalist. He covered the civil wars and land, labour and human

rights struggles during the 1990s in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador for the CERIGUA news agency.

He was the Co-Chair of the Americas Policy Group from April 2016-March, 2019

and is active with BC CASA/Cafe Justicia and the Mining Justice Alliance.

CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) is a Vancouver-based NGO that builds partnerships between organizations in Canada and

Latin America to support women’s, workers and human rights and sustainable development.

Al welcome: Admission by donation: Refreshments: Fair Trade coffee

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


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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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