Episode 32: Sean Carleton

In Episode 32 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Sean Carleton, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Dr. Sean Carleton, draws on the fields of history, settler colonial studies, economics, and education to share his insights on the historical contexts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Truth, and then Reconciliation Education. We discussed some of the following issues: Canadian Federal election, colonial logics of elimination, nationalistic racist representations in history textbooks, history of schooling in British Columbia, settler denial and anxiety, role of historians, schools, and Church in supporting the colonial project, media, meaningful nation-to-nation relations, Idle No More, and so much more.

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