Why Now? Putting Idle No More in Context

With Hayden King

The Idle No More movement has captured the attention of people across the country and beyond, and elevated the Indigenous-non-Indigenous relationship to the main stage of public life in Canada. Where did the movement originate? What provoked the original protests? Why has it been so successful? What makes it distinctive from Indigenous mobilization of the past? Our conversation will provide the much-needed historical and political context for this dramatic event.


About Hayden King

Hayden King is Pottawatomi and Ojibwe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchimnissing (Christian Island) in Huronia, Ontario. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Hayden’s research focuses on political theory, land and resource management, Indigenous governance and media representations of Indigenous peoples. In addition to work in the academy, Hayden has served as the Senior Policy Adviser to the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Director of Research for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Scholar-in-Residence for the Conference Board of Canada, Governance Consultant to Beausoleil First Nation.


Free event with limited seating, so please register. 

Location: Academy of the Impossible
231 Wallace Avenue, Toronto
Date: February 13, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Admission: Free
Light snacks will be served
RSVP: Michael Morden - michael.morden@utoronto.ca
or contact couch@couchichinginstitute.ca T: 416-494-1440 Ext. 225

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