Focus: FNMI (First Nations, Métis and Inuit)

Reconsidering the Universality of Nation and Nationality: Exploring Indigenous Notions of Land, Citizenship, and Nation

During this presentation, Dwayne Donald addresses the ideas of identity, citizenship and nation within the Canadian context from the First Nations perspective. He explores, using specific examples, how First Nations in Canada belong but don't belong in the constructed understanding of nationalism. This presentation sets the stage for further discussion on the concept of nationalism and its varied perceptions and meanings.

Overarching Questions:

  • What are the implications of a shared history as complex as Canada’s?
  • What are the different ways that nationalism can be expressed?
  • How do factors such as geography and history influence the development of nationalism?

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This resource was developed under the leadership of ERLC as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.