Challenging Land Loss: Indigenous legal and political responses to land-grabbing.
Convenors: Tracey Banivanua-Mar and Claudia Haake.
This workshop will bring a comparative and international perspective to the study of Indigenous responses to colonial practices of land-grabbing in Australia, the United States, Aotearoa New Zealand and parts of the Pacific. In combining the studies of scholars of several colonial encounters, and thus illustrating differing responses to the threat of land loss, the workshop will explore the nature of Indigenous peoplesí agency in the face of land loss. The range of interdisciplinary papers will explore the extent to which responses to threats of land loss were far from uniform and more than merely reactive to colonial discourses and policies.
Tracey Banivanua Mar
When: Saturday 15 August, 2009. Starting at 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Location: La Trobe University City Campus, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne.
Registration: Registration is free but for catering purposes, please RSVP before Friday 7 August to Claudia Haake (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Claudia Haake
Lecturer in History
La Trobe University
Tel: (61 3) 9479 2054
Fax: (61 3) 9479 1942
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