Proposal Title

SESSION 2.3: Decolonizing Missionary Histories: Imperative and action in the 21st Century

Presentation Type

Individual paper

Start Date

2-5-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2019 5:00 PM

Abstract

Missionary histories are inseparable from many histories of colonization, and the archival records of missionary activity are invaluable to understanding Indigenous-Settler histories of British Columbia. Investigating the lives of two missionaries in the British Columbia interior, this paper lays out an approach to missionary histories based in Indigenous research methodologies and settler colonial analysis consistent with contemporary frameworks for decolonizing historical practice. Engaged in this way, the stories of these two have a great deal to tell us about how British Columbia has come to be.

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May 2nd, 3:30 PM May 2nd, 5:00 PM

SESSION 2.3: Decolonizing Missionary Histories: Imperative and action in the 21st Century

Missionary histories are inseparable from many histories of colonization, and the archival records of missionary activity are invaluable to understanding Indigenous-Settler histories of British Columbia. Investigating the lives of two missionaries in the British Columbia interior, this paper lays out an approach to missionary histories based in Indigenous research methodologies and settler colonial analysis consistent with contemporary frameworks for decolonizing historical practice. Engaged in this way, the stories of these two have a great deal to tell us about how British Columbia has come to be.