Indigenous City - Decolonizing and Indigenizing Urban Studies Education

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Author: Todd, Kamala
This research project sought to raise and engage with big questions about how Indigenous people around the world are working to transform the municipal systems that have been imposed on their lands, while looking closely at the local context of Vancouver. This means not taking the city at face value, or as a given. It's a radical questioning of this system as a legitimate form of government imposed on Indigenous people's lands. The approach is to ask who has authority to make and shape places? By what means did they assume that authority? The courses created here are designed to ask: What are other narratives of Vancouver? What are the consequences of erasure and displacement, and how can we transform that?
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