Monday, May 31, 2021
Recognising that Congress takes place on the traditional lands of diverse Indigenous peoples implies responsibilities. This necessarily includes meaningful engagement with Indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing. Likewise, we recognize that what is now called Canada is a site of Black slavery, from the 17th to 19th centuries, and a place where there is ongoing anti-Black racism and white supremacy. Our interdisciplinary feminist committee features papers that take up the responsibilities that arise in settler colonialism, in contexts marked by the dispossession and ongoing resilience of Indigenous peoples, as well as histories of Black enslavement and Black resistance to ongoing white supremacy. This demands engagement with Indigenous and Black women’s scholarship and knowledges.