James Daschuk to speak at Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History

Award-winning historian James Daschuk will present a lecture on Sir John A. Macdonald’s policies toward First Nations of the Great Plains when he is featured in the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffman Lecture in Environmental History at York U on Nov. 18.

James Daschuk

James Daschuk

“Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: Environmental History and National Memory in 2015” will explore how Canadians can integrate indigenous history into commemorative events for the 150th anniversary of our Confederation.

It runs from 4:45 to 6:45pm in the private dining room in the Schulich Executive Learning Centre.

In light of these commemorative celebrations, Daschuk says that “our understanding of this environmental history has taken on new meaning.” [read more...]