A presentation by Daniel Rueck at the Université de Montréal, March 21, 2013

“Man of Science, Tool of Colonialism: Otto J. Klotz Lays It Down 1875-1890”

Date: 21 mars 2013, 17h
Lieu: Université de Montréal
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx,
3150, rue Jean-Brillant, salle C-6121

The Montreal History Group / Le Groupe d’histoire de Montréal



Some Great Websites on Issues Related to Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Studies

Decolonizaton: Indigeneity, Education, and Society: “This is the blog site of the online, interdisciplinary, Open Access journal, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, which can be found at www.decolonization.orgDecolonization is a journal which centers and privileges various forms of Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies and methodologies for the purpose of decolonization at all levels.”

Media Indigena: an interactive, multimedia magazine dedicated to Indigenous news, views and creative expression.”

Jarrett Martineau – Culterite: explores Indigeneity, politics, media, hip-hop, art, culture, philosophy & technology.”

âpihtawikosisân Law, Language, Life: A Plains-Cree speaking Métis woman in Montreal

Great articles related to Idle No More

Below is a list of some of my favourite articles and blog posts that have recently been written in the context of the Idle No More Indigenous rights movement.

Why Idle No More?

Leanne Simpson and Naomi Klein: Dancing the World into Being – Yes! Magazine

Tobold Rollo: Idle No More is an opportunity to realize the promise of democracy in Canada – Rabble.ca

David McLaren: Mr. Harper’s Endgame

The Economist: Time We Stopped Meeting Like This

Treaties, Laws, and Proposed Legislation

Russell Diabo: Harper Launches Major First Nations Termination Plan: As Negotiating Tables Legitimize Canada’s Colonialism

The Treaties: A Primer on Recent Violations

A Legislative Road Map as Idle No More Revs Up

The proposed First Nations Property Ownership Act

Jody Wilson-Raybould: First Nations want property rights, but on our own terms – Globe and Mail

Challenging Stereotypes and Racism

Hayden King: We natives are deeply divided. There’s nothing wrong with that – Globe and Mail

Niigaan Sinclair: The words we have inherited – Winnipeg Free Press

Leanne Simpson: Idle No More: Where the Mainstream Media Went Wrong

Indigenous People’s Relationship with Canada

Dru Oja Jay: Know Your Rights: A treaty primer for non-natives

Tobold Rollo: I am Canadian! (because of treaties with Indigenous nations)

Chelsea Vowel: Assimilation is not the answer to the Aboriginal ‘problem’ – National Post

Chelsea Vowel: Canada, the natives are restless. It’s time to fix this relationship – National Post

Suggested historical readings

Tom Peace, Andrew Watson, and others: Ten Books to Contextualize Idle No More

Tom Flanagan and Idle No More

Derrick O’Keefe: Tom Flanagan Can Try To Blame Idle No More, But He Was Hoisted on His Own Petard – Rabble.ca

Other Useful Collections of Idle No More Links

Culture and the Canada-US Border: “Idle No More” and the Border

Great Informational Videos Related to Idle No More

Here are a few of the best informational videos related to Idle No More. Of course there are many other excellent videos–this is only a selection.

Wab Kinew on George Strouboulopoulos Tonight


The Agenda with Steve Paikin – The State of Aboriginal Affairs (TVO). Guests: Pam Palmater, Douglas Sanderson, Randall Phillips, Mike Metatawabin, Ron Jamieson

The Agenda with Steve Paikin – Canadian Aboriginals: In or Out? (TVO). Guests: Pam Palmater, Paul Martin, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Clint Davis

The Agenda with Steve Paikin – Moving Beyond the Indian Act, Guests: Tobold Rollo, Douglas Sanderson, Christopher Alcantara, Jonathan Kay

On the Indian Act, Treaties, and Current Legislation

Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo

Websites with Multiple Videos

The Ways: Great Lakes Native Culture & Language

Feel free to add your suggestions!