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Scholars' Hub @ Home | Indigenous nationhood in the age of COVID-19: Reflection on the evolution of sovereignty in settler-colonial states
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sean Hillier, Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy & Management, Special Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Resurgence in the Faculty of Health
This presentation will highlight how Indigenous Nations and communities within settler-colonial states (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States) have been asserting notions of nationhood and sovereignty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the Indigenous Nationhood framework created by Cornell (2015) and using public policy and broader public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillier will explore how Indigenous Nations/communities have demonstrated instances of imposition of boundaries, organizing as a political body, and acting as a nation on behalf of Indigenous goals. The results show specific trends in the process of Indigenous assertion of nationhood during the COVID-19 pandemic.