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Dear Friends of SJS,

Upcoming event May 21: Reuniting with Our Lands and Waters featuring Clint Carroll & Michelle Daigle

Please share the attached poster and invitation below with your networks. Gilakas’la!

Join us online for “Reuniting with Our Lands and Waters: Indigenous Access and Political Ecology in Settler States” with keynote speaker Clint Carroll in conversation with Michelle Daigle.

Friday, May 21, 2021

2-3:30pm PST

Registration & event info here: https://uvic.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rK2-UdHoRc-sMHuCpkPVIQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Speaker bios:

Clint Carroll is an Associate Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, he works at the intersections of Indigenous studies, anthropology, and political ecology, with an emphasis on Cherokee environmental governance and land-based resurgence. Currently, he is working with Cherokee students and elders on an integrated education and research project that investigates Cherokee access to wild plants in northeastern Oklahoma... amid shifting climate conditions and land ownership patterns. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, this work aims to advance methods and strategies for Indigenous land education and community-based conservation.

Michelle Daigle is Mushkegowuk (Cree), a member of Constance Lake First Nation in Treaty 9, and of French ancestry. She is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto. Her research examines colonial capitalist dispossession and violence on Indigenous lands and bodies, as well as Indigenous practices of resurgence and freedom. Her current research focuses on the renewal of Mushkegowuk relations of care and how those generate decolonial possibilities within conditions of extractive violence.

This dialogue with Dr. Carroll and Dr. Daigle is part of the Indigenous Political Ecology Slow Symposium, a series of keynote events over the coming year organized in collaboration with a network of scholars thinking about Indigenous political relationalities. The symposium is hosted by the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology in the School of Environmental Studies at UVic.

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The Corporate Mapping Project

Check out the new book and upcoming conference from Bill Carroll’s Corporate Mapping Project:

Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy

You can buy a print version of the book from UBC Press, but the entire volume is open access in a very accessible format.

The book is reporting on findings from the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP), a partnership of academics and community-based researchers working to map the power of the carbon extractive sector (with a particular focus on Canada). UVic is the academic home for the CMP.

The CMP is also hosting a free digital conference in June, featuring speakers Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, Eriel Deranger, Joel Bakan and others. Panels include a webinar on investigative research skills and one on decolonizing research and climate policy. Please feel free to share this information with your networks.

All the best,


William K. Carroll, frsc

Professor of Sociology and Co-director, the Corporate Mapping Project

University of Victoria

Unceded Coast Salish Territory

3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria BC V8P 5C2

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Opportunity for UVic Students:

The WACE Global Challenge (https://waceinc.org/global-challenge/) is an opportunity for UVic registered students to engage with a diverse group of students from across the globe to help organizations of all kinds to advance initiatives aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. (see attached application form)

Program fees are covered by UVic’s Co-op and Career department. If interested in applying to the WACE Global Challenge, please send your expression of interest to Alison Fraser, International Co-op Assistant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as soon as possible.

The Global Challenge is a virtual project that runs for 4 weeks, from June 28th to July 22nd. It includes cultural training and induction, the 3-week virtual team-based project, and a reflection and presentation component. The application deadline is May 25th, 2021.

You’ll find the application form attached to this email. Please feel free to share this opportunity with those that are interested.

World Oceans Day Paddle 4 Pacific Fundraiser:

To celebrate World Oceans Day this June 2021, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is hosting our inaugural Paddle 4 Pacific fundraiser. Imagine people across Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and the World paddling in support of Pacific Island communities. (See https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/pacific-peoples-partnership-association/p2p/paddle4pacific/)

Together, we have the power to support solutions around cultural preservation, gender equality, health and climate change, and so much more!

Paddle 4 Pacific invites you to register as an individual, a team and or a business to safely paddle together out on the water while helping to raise funds in support of initiatives that benefit the peoples and places of the North and South Pacific. This fundraising initiative benefits Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) and our Pacific Island community partners.

Through our CanadaHelps platform, corporate teams, families, sports teams and individuals can register and set goals to get out on the water and paddle. Create some friendly competition and get actively involved in championing this cause as you kayak, canoe, surf - you name it!

Start your preparations now and Paddle with us starting

May 31 through to June 19!

Make sure to take photos and share your journey with Pacific Peoples’ Partnership!

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

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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