Nov 17 Coffee Hour presented by Deondre Smiles, Department of Geography at the University of Victoria
Please join us for our next Coffee Hour on Friday, November 17th from 12:30-2 p.m. in 445 Blegen Hall. Lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 1 p.m.
Presenter: Deondre Smiles, Department of Geography at the University of Victoria
Title: An Feminist Geography is an Indigenous Geography
Abstract: In this talk, I will speak on the ways in which Indigenous Geographies and feminist geographies interact with one another, particularly in the ways in which Indigenous geographies can help feminist geographies become truly decolonial and liberatory, using the ontologies of my own Ojibwe community, as well as the works of feminist Indigenous geographers such as Mishuana Goeman and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
Bio: Niiyokamigaabaw Deondre Smiles (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. Smiles is a critical Indigenous geographer who focuses on Indigenous cultural and ecological responses to climate change. Smiles is the principal investigator of the Geographic Indigenous Futures Collaboratory at UVic, one of Western Canada’s first Indigenous geographies focused labs.