Movement in Indigenous and Settler Geographies 1

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Chairman's Boardroom, Omni, East
Organizers: Laura Barraclough, Genevieve Carpio
Chairs: Laura Barraclough


Much of the small but growing critical geographic scholarship on settler colonialism has considered the forces through which a settler society is spatially produced – for example, techniques of indigenous displacement; ideologies and practices of property; and narratives that try to justify settlers’ presence on contested land. Critical indigenous scholars, meanwhile, have documented and honored ongoing indigenous presence despite settler violence, not only through political and economic means such as land reclamation but also through vernacular landscapes and the infusion of indigeneity into everyday spatial practice. With the hope to expand and nuance geographic scholarship in these areas, these two sessions highlight questions of movement in the co-production of indigenous and settler geographies. Settlers, by definition, come from somewhere (often many somewheres) – and state control of indigenous mobility – when they must move, when they must stay – has likewise been an animating logic of settler states. Persistent indigenous movement has also been a vital source of resistance and resurgence, as in the transgression across propertied boundaries or the insistence on maintaining rights to follow creatures, rivers and streams, and spirits as they move. Collectively, the papers in these sessions ask: what new insights might we gain about the spatial machinations of settler colonialism, the spatiality of Native survivance, and the relationship between them, if we consider past and ongoing movements more carefully? The first session considers movements in the settler states of Canada, Australia, and the United States, while the second session considers contemporary issues of food justice and sovereignty, economic development, and extraction.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter David Chang*, University of Minnesota, Death and Space: Settler Colonial and Indigenous Geographies in 19th century Victoria, Vancouver Island 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Genevieve Carpio*, UCLA, From Roofs to Routes: The Possessive Logics of California Mission Architecture in Australia, 1915-1945 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Laura Barraclough*, Yale University, Encountering Native Presence and Power on the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Julie Santella*, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Movement, Containment, and Environmental Justice in the Black Hills 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Gonzalo Salazar*, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile, Mobility, intercultural diversity and governance in intermediate urban systems of Latin America 20 2:30 PM

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