An Anishinaabe Politics of the International: Odaenuah, Akina, miniwaa Gchi’naaknigewin
October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Indigenous thought and agency have long been excluded from the discipline of International Relations (IR). Even with the turn towards “decolonization” few IR scholars are engaging with Indigenous or settler colonial frameworks. It is very likely that the discipline is irredeemable. Amid this realization Indigenous thinkers are re-articulating alternatives to IR theory’s orthodox and critical impoverishment. Building on this movement, this presentation offers counter-conceptualizations of the state, sovereignty and anarchy in pursuit of new/old visions of Indigenous futurity.
About the speaker
Hayden King is Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing in Huronia, Ontario. The Executive Director of Yellowhead Institute and Advisor to the Dean of Arts on Indigenous Education at Ryerson University, Dr. King is also an adjunct professor at Carleton University and senior fellow at Massey College as well as the co-founder of the Ogimaa Mikana Project.