Indigenous Resurgence and Resistance to Contemporary Colonialism in Canada (book project)

Supervisor's Name Maggie Quirt
Supervisor Email Address* mquirt@yorku.ca
Supervisor's Department Equity Studies
Project Title Indigenous Resurgence and Resistance to Contemporary Colonialism in Canada (book project)
Description of Research Project
Editors Bonita Lawrence and Maggie Quirt are compiling a new collection, tentatively titled Indigenous Resurgence and Resistance to Contemporary Colonialism in Canada,to be used in undergraduate courses. This collection will feature chapters on –

  • Indigenous resistance historically
  • the marginalization of Kanehsatà:ke activists after the ‘Oka Crisis’
  • the role of the Bear Clan patrol in Thunder Bay as a demonstration of Indigenous autonomy, caretaking, and resistance
  • resistance and resurgence in the unceded lands of the Nicola Valley
  • consumer racial profiling of Indigenous peoples
  • reclaiming community histories in the Mackenzie Valley region

The target audience for this textbook is undergraduate students in Indigenous Studies, Human Rights, Politics, Sociology, and History programs.

Undergraduate Student Responsibilities
The undergraduate researcher hired for this project will be responsible for assisting the editors with copy editing and proofreading of manuscripts. Ongoing work related to the project will include reviewing, editing, and revising authors’ submissions; communicating with authors; and preparing manuscript submissions for publication. Additional work pre-publication will include the compilation of an index for the collection. Involvement in this project will provide the selected student with in-depth learning about Indigenous histories of resistance and contemporary acts of resurgence; additionally it will familiarize the successful applicant with various stages of the publication process.
Qualifications Required

  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • proven ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • familiarity with a variety of referencing styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc)
  • exceptional word processing skills, including the ability to generate automated referencing notations and contents lists, and to perform advanced formatting tasks
  • experience with publication design and layout an asset