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Hallowe’en & Racism

LSPIRG’s (Wilfred Laurier University) I am Not a Costume campaign Boo! Hallowe’en is a rich holiday for anthropologists to dig into for how it brings together many different…

Hallowe’en & Racism

LSPIRG’s (Wilfred Laurier University) I am Not a Costume campaign Boo! Hallowe’en is a rich holiday for anthropologists to dig into for how it brings together many different…

Acknowledging Indigenous Territory at Universities

Every year in recent memory, the opening of the annual Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) conference begins with an acknowledgement that the meetings are taking place on Indigenous territory….

How a Teacher’s Race Affects their Ability to Teach about Race

I met with someone from the Diversity and Equity Office at the University where I teach part-time yesterday. We’ve agreed to collaborate on a few classes for my…

Colonialism & white saviourism in tourism and trade

Travel writer/ editor/ photographer Bani Amor‘s work in Bitch magazine tackles the question of what it means to decolonize travel culture (tourism) as well as our trade relationships with…

Reflecting on Métis identity

This post comes from the âpihtawikosisân blog. The author, Chelsea Vowel, describes herself as “Métis from the Plains Cree speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. She currently lives…

The power of language in historical narratives

Representation — the images and language we use to describe our social worlds — matters. “Discovery, settlement or invasion? The power of language in historical narratives” (2016, The Conversat…

Re/telling the story of Canada’s Residential Schools

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada investigated the impact of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools system on students, their families, and indigenous peoples across Canada more broadly. …

Mass Violence and Teachable Moments

This past weekend, Orlando, Florida witnessed the worst mass shooting in America’s recent history. This violent, planned attack in a public place is tragic, and our hearts go out…

Critiquing Anthropological (textbook) Images

 Google images: “anthropology textbooks” from Dori Turnstall Think about the typical cover images of anthropology textbooks. Most likely, you are thinking about exotic images of non-Western p…

Why it’s okay to say Black

I went to a training last week put on by facilitators from Challenge and Change Consulting entitled “Why can’t we say Black?” The point of this session was…

Racist Mascots

Alongside all of the excitement and fanfare that accompanied the recent start to the 2016 MLB season (go Jays!), seeing sportscasters (and twitter users) discuss the team in…