Movement in Indigenous and Settler Geographies 2

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 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 Brennan McDaniel*, Columbia University, Migration, Indigeneity, and Belonging in Appalachian Mixed-Race Communities Today 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Hector Peralta*, Yale University, Tribal Capitalism and Mobile Human Geographies of San Diego 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Mimi Sheller*, Drexel University, Slow Food in Transnational Indigenous Networks: From settler-colonial food regimes to native food justice movements in Downeast Maine and the Greater Antilles 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Kate Berry*, University of Nevada, Reno, Teresa Cavazos Cohn, University of Idaho, Autumn Harry, University of Nevada, Reno, Sierra High Eagle, University of Idaho, Nez Perce and Pyramid Lake Paiute Water Quality Governance 20 4:05 PM
Discussant Natchee Barnd Oregon State University 20 4:25 PM

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