Futures of Decolonization: Indigenous Literatures and Lifeways After the TRC

While our annual CACLALS conference is occurring on Algonquin territory in a city whose name trades on settler appropriation of Indigenous languages, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is gathering in the same place to release their final report. In the midst of this convergence, this year's Aboriginal Roundtable asks the questions: What next? Where next? What work lies ahead to further Indigenous intellectual, cultural, and political self-determination and how might literature play a role in this process? What does Indigenous literature have to say about history and the future? What strategies for envisioning a future of decolonization are made possible through the expressive arts? Please join us as we think through these ideas in conversation together.

Confirmed Speakers: Jennifer Adese, Niigaan Sinclair, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Sam McKegney, and Pauline Wakeham