Ottawa Historical Association presents "Lessons in Legitimacy"

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 4:00 PM

Hosted by the Ottawa Historical Association

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

Online | Eventbrite link

From The Ontario Historical Association:

Our next guest will be Sean Carleton, who is a settler historian and assistant professor in the departments of history and Indigenous studies at the University of Manitoba.

Between 1849 and 1930, schooling in what is now British Columbia supported the creation of a capitalist settler society. Lessons in Legitimacy examines government-assisted schooling for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples - public schools, Indian Day Schools, and Indian Residential Schools - in one analytical frame.

Sean Carleton demonstrates how church and state officials administered different school systems that trained Indigenous and settler children and youth to take up and accept unequal roles in the emerging social order. This important study reveals how an understanding of the historical uses of schooling can inform contemporary discussions about the role of education in reconciliation and improving Indigenous-settler relations.

Posted by Megan M.
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