CGHR co-hosting international conference in Canada

Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America

A Workshop

September 20-22, 2012

University of Manitoba and the Fort Garry Hotel

Winnipeg, Manitoba



Conference Hosts

Centre for Human Rights Research
University of Manitoba

Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
Rutgers University

Conference Poster
Conference Schedule

In the workshop "Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America" researchers from Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe will discuss various destructive aspects of the colonization and subsequent settlement of North America. Massacres, residential/boarding schools, land appropriation, the collapse of the buffalo and other species, disease spread, forced sterilization, and forced political restructuring will all be examined through the lens of genocide -- namely, what impact did these events, individually or combined, have on the ability of Indigenous groups to survive as groups? And what can be done today to redress and educate non-Indigenous North Americans about these harms? These questions will be addressed by experts from a variety of disciplines (History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Native Studies), who will assess not only the historical record of these events, but also what they mean for current and future Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations in North America.