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Settler City Limits
Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West
While cities like Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Saskatoon, Rapid City, Edmonton, Missoula, Regina, and Tulsa are places where Indigenous marginalization has been most acute, they have also long been sites of Indigenous placemaking and resistance to settler colonialism. Settler City Limits addresses urban struggles involving Anishinabek, Cree, Creek, Dakota, Flathead, Lakota, and Métis peoples. Collectively, these studies showcase how Indigenous people in the city resist ongoing processes of colonial dispossession and create spaces for themselves and their families. Working at intersections of Indigenous studies, settler colonial studies, urban studies, geography, and sociology, this book examines how the historical and political conditions of settler colonialism have shaped urban development in the Canadian Prairies and American Great Plains. Settler City Limits frames cities as Indigenous spaces and places, both in terms of the historical geographies of the regions in which they are embedded and with respect to ongoing struggles for land, life, and self-determination.
Subjects: Social Science
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
224 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Heather Dorries teaches in the Indigenous Policy and Administration program at Carleton University.  

Robert Henry teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary.

David Hugill teaches in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University.  

Tyler McCreary teaches in the Department of Geography at Florida State University.  

Julie Tomiak teaches in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University.  

Early Praise

"Settler City Limits breaks ground, shattering the powerful authoritative structures of racism that have dichotomized rural and urban space and Indigenous peoples’ relation to these as a central force sustaining and fortifying settler colonialism."

—Heather A. Howard-Bobiwash, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, and Affiliated Faculty, Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto

$34.95 USD
ISBN: 9781611863376

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