Call for papers

Reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples: multiple perspectives
87e ACFAS Conference, activity 401
May 27th 2019, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau

Can we think about reconciliation without taking it for a fact? How can national reconciliation be developed into a framework that is neither too rigid nor reproduces asymmetrical balance of power? How can multiple expectations towards this process, all steming from different subjective, historical, cultural and political contexts, be taken into account?

Through this symposium, the Research Chair on Relations with Inuit Societies proposes to build on a critical reflection on the concept of reconciliation, by showing how it appeared at the crossroads of historical and political events, by highlighting the diversity of points of view on the subject as well as the necessity to rethink what is thought of as ‘’harmonious relations’’.

This symposium will allow participants to present their research, artistic, political or social intervention projects pertaining to the improvement of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. The event will bring together a variety of stakeholders and a broader public. Special emphasis will be given to indigenous perspectives and indigenous speakers. In sum, the different perspectives which will be discussed at this symposium will help bring light to reconciliation, its many forms, barriers and facilitators, and will encourage the development of a critical reflection in order to enrich research and intervention practices. Participants will also be invited to develop partnerships leading to the elaboration of research and intervention projects and to become involved in existing networks.

Selection criteria
Speakers will be selected based on the relevance of their project with the theme of reconciliation or its alternative iterations. Presentations on research projects and social, political or artistic interventions will be accepted. Indigenous speakers are encouraged to submit a paper. Presentations in French are encouraged but translation services will be available.

Summaries must include a maximum of 1 500 characters, including spaces (about 200 words). Titles must contain a maximum of 180 characters, including spaces. Summaries must be submitted at the latest on Monday, February 25th, 2019 to the attention of:
Marie-Pierre Renaud
Symposium coordinator
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Symposium coordinating team
Caroline Hervé – Laval University, Adjunct Professor, Research Chair on Relations with Inuit Societies
Marie-Pierre Renaud – Symposium coordinator
Pascale Laneuville – Chair coordinator

To learn more about the 87th Acfas conference, visit the following websites (French only):
la section Informations utiles

le programme préliminaire

description détaillée du colloque

page du colloque