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Candidate Job Talk: Rowland “Ena͞emaehkiw” Keshena Robinson Presents “Community, Pretendians, Disruption”

December 4, 2019 at 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:A700 Loeb Building
Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students, Staff and Faculty
Key Contact:Kimberley Seguin

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology Presents

Rowland “Ena͞emaehkiw” Keshena Robinson
PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Waterloo

Community, Pretendians, Disruption

What do “Pretendians” mean for Indigenous communities, especially urban communities, where many are disconnected and are struggling to reconnect? Drawing on autoethnographic research conducted during his time living in Kitchener-Waterloo, navigating what it means to be part of a Native community while reconnecting himself, Rowland’s talk will highlight the disruption that occurs when “Pretendians” become part of the community. In particular his talk will explore the impact on the sense of self-legitimacy for Indigenous people engaging in reconnection brought on by support for known “Pretendians” by community leadership. Rowland will conclude with remarks about “Pretendians” identifying themselves as also affected by Canadian settler colonialism and claiming to also be wounded by what has brought on much pain and suffering for Indigenous people.

The Job Talk is an important part of the interview process for the recently advertised appointment in Sociology.