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.
- 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?
Introduction by Dwayne Donald with his Blackfoot name. Dwayne also provides a general context for his presentation.
Description of the development of Treaty 6 and the disbanding of the Papaschase and the resulting struggles with identity.
This introduction for teachers examines the complexity of a shared history in Canada and the need for local solutions for a "fair country".
During this clip, Dwayne continues to explore his family's history.
Examination of an image from the Red River Colony (1870) and how it represents the entrenched view of First Nations people in Canada.
An explanation of how forts represent civilization and development in places that already existed as important gathering places.
Dwayne Donald examines the need to understand the land in order to understand First Nations people.
Mapping is the first act of colonization through a process of renaming the land. People understand the land in different ways. The literacy of mapping is linked with nationalism.
Description of how the landscape creates a sense of place and identity.
Exploration of the significance of the meteorite currently in the Royal Alberta Museum to FNMI peoples.
An examination of the idea of nation and nation state.
Dwayne explores the significance of the wampum in Eastern Canada and citizenship.