Treaty Ecologies: With Persons, Peoples, Animals and the Land

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Treaty Ecologies:  With Persons, Peoples, Animals and the Land

This lecture builds from stories shared by Piikani and Ktunaxa people on “Following Deer", establishing what Dr. Noble calls “Treaty ecologies” across their territories.  These ecologies also underwrite subsequent Indigenous praxes in Treaty relations with the Canadian Crown and settler polities. The talk delves into those praxes showing how they re-emerge with decolonial purchase in our current moment of Indigenous / Settler inter-political resurgence in response to earthwide ecological crises.  The paper was developed as a response to the political and relational thought of John Borrows – Kegedonce, Michael Asch, and James Tully flowing from their McKay Lectures at Dalhousie on the thematic of Reconciliation: Responsibility for Shared Futures, and will appear as the concluding synthesis chapter in a volume growing from those lectures, Resurgence and Reconciliation:  Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings (Forthcoming, UTP).

Dr. Brian Noble
Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology



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Rachelle Fox
Sociology and Social Anthropology
Dalhousie University
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