SSHRC Impact Award Keynote Lecture: Bureaucratic Territory

SSHRC IMPACT AWARD KEYNOTE LECTURE

Bureaucratic Territory: First Nations, Private Property and "Turn-Key" Colonialism in Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JEREMY SCHMIDT, Assistant Professor of Geography, Durham University
2015 SSHRC Impact Award Winner Keynote Lecture on Research, supported by this Award & Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship

RESPONDING

RUSSELL DIABO & SHERRY PICTOU
Russell Diabo, Policy Analyst & Land Defender, Mohawk from Kahnawake and Dr. Sherry Pictou, Assistant Professor, Mount St. Vincent University, L’sitkuk Mi’kmaw

Since 2006, successive Canadian governments have developed policies to create private property on lands reserved for First Nations. In this presentation, Jeremy Schmidt shows how the private property initiatives have another aim: to convert reserved lands into municipalities. The analysis is based on Access to Information and Privacy requests through which he has tracked how Canadian bureaucrats have incorporated ideas circulating in World Bank policies for land-titling in the Global South and used them to develop policy, and draft legislation, without consultation with Indigenous peoples. The implications are far reaching: the aim is not only to extend property law but to also regulate on-reserve activities ranging from building codes to environmental protection. While bureaucrats align the program with the Liberal government’s rhetoric of reconciliation, it represents a new form of dispossession.

COVENOR OF EVENTS

DR. BRIAN NOBLE, Associate Professor, Sociology & Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University

---
RELATED IMPACT AWARD EVENTS

PANEL DISCUSSION

DISPOSSESSION BY MUNICIPALIZATION: THE PRODUCTION OF REGULATORY GAPS IN CANADIAN SETTLER POLICIES
September 20 | 1:00-2:30 pm
Weldon Law Building, Room 204
6061 University Ave

SOSA SPEAKER SERIES

WATER OUT OF PLACE: ENERGY, EMPIRE, AND “WASTED” RESOURCES IN ALBERTA
DR. JEREMY SCHMIDT
September 21 | 2:30-4:00 pm
McCain Building, Room 1116
6135 University Ave

Reception to follow​

Precis: In this presentation, Professor Jeremy Schmidt of Durham University demonstrates how the private property initiatives of successive Canadian governments have aimed to convert reserved lands into municipalities.

Time

Starts:
Ends:

Location

Scotiabank Theatre, McCain Building, 6135 University Ave​