Cold War Colonialism: Anishinaabek Responses to Uranium Mining at Elliot Lake

Cold War Colonialism: Anishinaabek Responses to Uranium Mining at Elliot Lake

Speaker: Lianne C. Leddy

Lianne Leddy

In this talk, Leddy will discuss Serpent River First Nation’s resilience in confronting colonial extractive practices during the Cold War period. Relying on oral and archival research methods, Leddy argues that Anishinaabek responses to the devastating impacts of uranium mining in our territory were framed by a powerful understanding of health and homeland.

LIANNE C. LEDDY is a member of Serpent River First Nation and is an associate professor of Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is the author of Serpent River Resurgence: Confronting Uranium at Elliot Lake and her work has appeared in Oral History Forum, Canadian Historical ReviewHerizons, and several edited collections.

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March 30, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Zoom Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada lcsc@wlu.ca

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