David Bedford delivered the talk, “The Marshall Decision Two Decades Later: Emancipation as Oppression,” online on Nov. 19.
In this talk, Bedford explores the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr. and the 1999 Supreme Court of Canada Marshall Decision, the effects of fisheries agreements between the Canadian state and First Nation communities, the concept of self-government and the implications of a settler colonial state defining a moderate livelihood.
David Bedford is a recently retired Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick. His research interests include Aboriginal politics, international relations theory and ancient political thought. His books include The Tragedy of Progress: Marxism Modernity and the Aboriginal Question (with Dan Irving) and On the Road with Dutch Mason (with Harvey Sawler).
This special tertulia was organized in response to Mi’kmaw fishers from Shubenacadie to Eskasoni facing racist attacks and government penalties for fishing. The event was also organized as the province of New Brunswick uses the Crown Lands and Forests Act to fine Wolastoqey loggers for illegally harvesting timber.
The NB Media Co-op has partnered with Tertulias Fredericton to published this video of the tertulia.
The next tertulia and last tertulia of the fall features Margaret Kress on Winona LaDuke on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00pm (Atlantic time) by Zoom.
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