Indigenous Peoples, Canada, and Reconciliation
The Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies, the Department of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts Present:
Feb. 10, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies and the Business Administration Program at Trent. Professor Newhouse has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. “My interest is in examining the ideas that are forming the basis of collective, i.e. societal or institutional action within contemporary Aboriginal society. I want to try and counter the idea that we laid in front of the bulldozer of western civilization and waited for it to flatten us. The historical and contemporary record indicates that we have always understood the world around us, knew what was happening and tried to affect the world to make it more hospitable and amicable to us. For the most part, our agency as living thinking human beings has been erased. I want to show how we used our imaginations to live in the world we found ourselves in.”