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Native Studies Colloquium: "Mobility, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism"

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

"Mobility, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism"

Natchee Blu Barnd

Oregon State University

This presentation provides a “first offering” from an upcoming special issue of the Mobilities journal, titled “Mobilizing Indigeneity and Race Within and Against Settler Colonialism” (in 2022). Drawn from a co-authored introduction-article-in-process, this talk opens the concept of mobilities through conversation with critical geography, Indigenous studies, and ethnic studies. Using a mobilities lens, Dr. Barnd will discuss what ‘settling’ means within the context of settler colonialism and Indigeneity. The talk will outline some of the limits/possibilities within mobilities scholarship in relation to social justice and our responsibilities to Indigenous peoples. Finally, he will give us a sneak peek at the additional, exciting content of the upcoming special issue.

Natchee Barnd is a comparative and critical ethnic studies scholar interested in the intersections between ethnic studies, cultural geography, and Indigenous studies. His research focuses on issues of race, space, and Indigenous geographies.  His book Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism (OSU Press, and the First Peoples series) illustrates the ways that Native people in North America sustain and create Indigenous geographies in settler colonial nations.