Proposal Title

SESSION 2.2: An Indigenous History of the 1893 Fraser River Fishermen’s Strike

Presentation Type

Individual paper

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

2-5-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2019 5:00 PM

Abstract

This paper explores indigenous fishers’ participation in the Fraser River Fishermen’s strike of 1893 as a means to protest settler colonialism and the restriction of their fishing rights. It argues that indigenizing and decolonizing North American labour history entails more than just including indigenous workers in the picture – it entails reckoning with settler colonialism and how it shaped the industries in which indigenous workers made a living and how they resisted capitalist and state encroachment.

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

SESSION 2.2: An Indigenous History of the 1893 Fraser River Fishermen’s Strike

IB 1020

This paper explores indigenous fishers’ participation in the Fraser River Fishermen’s strike of 1893 as a means to protest settler colonialism and the restriction of their fishing rights. It argues that indigenizing and decolonizing North American labour history entails more than just including indigenous workers in the picture – it entails reckoning with settler colonialism and how it shaped the industries in which indigenous workers made a living and how they resisted capitalist and state encroachment.