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Online Book Launch: Storying Violence with Gina Starblanket & Dallas Hunt
July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt for the launch of “Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial”. In August of 2016, Cree youth Colten Boushie was shot dead by Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley. Using colonial and socio-political narratives that underlie white rural settler life, Starblanket and Hunt position the death of Colten Boushie and trial of Gerald Stanley in relation to Indigenous histories and experiences in Saskatchewan. They point to the Stanley case as just one instance of Indigenous peoples’ presence being seen as a threat to settler colonial security, then used to sanction the exclusion, violent treatment, and death of Indigenous peoples and communities.
This event will take place online via Zoom. Books are available for purchase through Iron Dog Books and Massy Books.
Gina Starblanket is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. Gina is Cree/Saulteaux and a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Treaty 4 territory. She has critical work in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal and the Canadian Journal of Political Science, and is the co-editor of the 5th edition of Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Indigenous Peoples in Canada (2019) Her work is centered in Indigenous politics and Canadian politics, and takes up issues surrounding treaty implementation, gender, feminism, decolonization, Indigenous resurgence, and relationality.
Dallas Hunt is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia. He is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. He has had creative and critical work published in the Malahat Review, Arc Poetry, Canadian Literature, and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. His first children’s book, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018, and was nominated for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award.
This event is being broadcast from the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations