Riley Fellowship Lecture 2013

UWinnipeg’s Sanford Riley Fellow Dr. Susan Hill

UWinnipeg’s Sanford Riley Fellow Dr. Susan Hill

UWinnipeg’s Sanford Riley Fellow Dr. Susan Hill presents her lecture on Seeking Historical Reconciliation in the Archives: Adventures in First Nations Document Collection and Analysis  on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00-10:00 pm, 2B23 Oral History Centre, Bryce Hall , Reception to Follow

Dr. Hill’s Riley Fellowship Lecture is one of a series of events during the week of Oct. 1-5 commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763.  For information, please see the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba’s website

The archival records of the Department of Indian Affairs document both Canada’s oppression of Indigenous communities as well as Indigenous resistance to assimilation policies.  Dr. Hill will speak about a project undertaken by First Nations Studies at the University of Western Ontario to improve access to Indian Affairs records held by Library and Archives Canada.  The goals of the project include making information available to First Nations communities in Southern Ontario, developing collaborative research projects between university and community scholars, and promoting a better understanding of the shared territories and histories of First Nations communities of Southern Ontario.

UWinnipeg’s Sanford Riley Fellow Dr. Susan Hill is a Haudenosaunee citizen (Mohawk Nation/Wolf Clan) and lives at the Grand River Territory (Six Nations). She is an Associate Professor in the departments History and First Nations Studies and director of First Nations Studies at the University of Western Ontario. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Native Studies from Trent University, an MA in American studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include Haudenosaunee land history, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous archives and ethics and Native education.

This lecture is sponsored by the Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History, Department of History

For more information please contact Angela Armstrong at or call 204.786.9382


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