Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa –

April 11, 2010

April 25: Decolonial Study Group on The Indian Act

Sunday, April 25 at 2pm
Exile Infoshop
256 Bank St. (2nd Floor)
Everyone Welcome!
Contact us if you have mobility issues and want to attend

The Decolonial Study Group is a project of the IPSM Ottawa. We will be deepening and broadening our understanding and analysis of indigenous struggles for decolonization, social justice and revolution. We will be doing this through readings, workshops, oral presentations, movies and so on.

The reading for the study group on Sunday, April 25 will focus on the Indian Act. The Indian Act is the fundamental piece of legislation through which the Canadian state seeks to control Indigenous People in Canada.

For this study group there will be core articles which we ask everyone to read, as well as additional articles and information for people who have the time and the interest to get deeper into the subject matter.

Core Readings:

Gender, Race, and the Regulation of Native Identity in Canada and the United States: An Overview by Bonita Lawrence

The essay is pretty long, so feel free to stop at “American Discourses of Indianess.” Of course, you`re encouraged to read the whole essay.

Part 1 –

Part 2 –

Additional Readings:

“An Indian Act: A Response to Genocide”


And everyone is welcome whether they’ve done the readings or not!


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