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Connections + Intersections: Black + Indigenous Solidarity

Friday, September 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Friday, September 25, 2020

As Black Lives Matter continue increasing pressure on global governments and institutions for systemic change, here in Canada we have seen solidarity between BLM and Indigenous resurgence movements. 

When we learn about the oppression of Black and Indigenous peoples, we focus on relationships between oppressor and oppressed – and for a good reason. Black and Indigenous peoples share commonalities in resistance of white supremacy, settler-colonialism and global-capitalism, but there are differences, nuances, and tensions. Further, when discussing the impact of white supremacy on Black and Indigenous peoples, we often fail to consider the unique relationships these Nations and communities have with each other. Connections + Intersections: Black + Indigenous Solidarity attempts to unpack aspects of Black and Indigenous solidarity from the intersectional perspectives of four Black and Indigenous academics, please join us to listen.


  • Erica Neeganagwedgin, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Education & Scholarship 
  • Tasha Spillet-Sumner, Educator, poet and emerging scholar
  • Carrington Christmas, Storyteller
  • Joy Spearchief-Morris, Athlete, academic & advocate

Hosted by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Western University

This is a conversation on Zoom between the guests and questions will not be taken.

Due to the nature of this event, we will be password protecting the Zoom event.
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Office of Indigenous Initiatives
Sara Mai Chitty - Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor
519-661-2111 x80231
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