CFR Events Calendar

CFR meet n greet, September 27!
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research is delighted to invite you to our meet and greet on Wednesday, September 27, 2:30pm-4:00pm, 626 Kaneff Tower.

Come and meet members of our Executive, as well as our Visiting Scholars, graduate assistants, and Associates. This is also an opportunity to hear about upcoming events, projects and activities, and to meet feminist faculty, students and community members across York University. We are also excited to hear about your own initiatives, and suggestions for projects or events you'd like to host at CFR.

Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to Julia at by Thursday, September 21. Please advise if you have dietary or accessibility needs.

GFWS Annual Lecture: From Resistance to “Reconciliation”: Ruminations on Decolonization from a Feminist Metis Academic
Oct 5 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research present:

The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Annual Lecture

From Resistance to “Reconciliation”: Ruminations on Decolonization from a Feminist Metis Academic

With Dr. Emma LaRocque

TALK: 2.30-4.30PM


WHEN: October 5, 2017

WHERE: 519 Kaneff Tower, York University

Welcoming and opening remarks by Dr. Ruth Koleszar-Green, the Chair of the Indigenous Council at York University

The current trend to conflate “reconciliation” as decolonization threatens to obscure and obstruct Indigenous decolonization efforts. In particular, race and gender power imbalances continue to figure large in our society. The question arises: how can we resist colonizing forces under the pressure of reconciliation?  And can feminist analysis (and allies) assist in shattering colonial lenses and in the rebuilding of Indigenous cultures and presence?

About the Speaker

Dr. Emma LaRocque is a scholar, author, poet and professor in the Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba, and one of the most recognized and respected Native Studies scholars today.

Dr. LaRocque has been a significant figure in the growth and development of Native Studies as a teaching discipline and an intellectual field of study. She has developed most of the core undergraduate courses and contributed to the development of graduate studies in the Native Studies Department at the University of Manitoba, where she has been teaching since 1977.

Dr. LaRocque’s work has focussed on the deconstruction of colonial misrepresentation and on the advancement of an Indigenous-based critical resistance theory in scholarship. Her prolific career includes numerous publications in areas of colonization/decolonization, racism, violence against women, and First Nation and Metis literatures and identities. Her poems are widely anthologized in prestigious collections and journals.  She is frequently cited in a wide variety of venues and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on Indigenous/Re-settler, or colonizer/colonized relations.

In 2005, Dr. LaRocque received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. She is author of Defeathering The Indian (1975) and of When the Other Is Me: Native Resistance Discourse 1850 - 1990 (2010), which won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.

LaRocque is originally from a Cree-speaking and land-based Metis family and community from northeastern Alberta.

Co-sponsored by: Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, Faculty of Education, Department of Equity Studies, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode, Department of Politics, Social and Political Thought, Department of Social Science, Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, Chair for Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University.

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