(Re-) Storying Indigenous Masculinity and Indian Act Patriarchy: An Interlocking Approach

Dr. Martin Cannon
Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education /University of Toronto

Dr. Martin Cannon suggests that a “raceless story of sexism” is being told when it comes to addressing federal recognition injustices in Canada. The tendency is to detach the confluence of racialization and gender discrimination because sexism is thought of as being separate/ unrelated to that of Indianness. The tendency reinforces the inequality of treatment experienced by federally recognized peoples because all our relations are female. Dr. Cannon calls for an interlocking analysis viewing the sexism directed at our (grand-) mothers as belonging to us all collectively as “Indians” and as working contrary to the well-being of Indigenous peoples, including men.

Dr. Martin Cannon is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of the Six Nations at Grand River Territory. He is Associate Professor of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, Canada. He is co-author of the book Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada (with Dr Lina Sunseri) published with Oxford University Press (2011). His book Undoing Citizenship Injustice is forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press.

Date: Wednesday Sept 17, 12pm

Location: 2080 West Mall, Jack Bell Bldg. Room 028
University of British Columbia

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Co-sponsored by Indigenous Pedagogies Thematic Research Network and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice