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Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections

October 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Date: October 11, 2023
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Location: Buchanan Tower, Room 726
Registration: https://fhis.ubc.ca/events/event/indigenous-italian-canadian-connections/

What are some histories of contact between Indigenous Peoples and Italian-Canadians? How have Italian-Canadians contributed to the European colonial project on Turtle Island? What are some paths forward and what are the responsibilities that Italian-Canadians have toward Indigenous Peoples and Nations? Come learn about the Indigeous-Italian-Canadian Connections project. Join us to reflect on these and more questions about the role of Italian migrants and their descendants on Turtle Island.

UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies invites you to this interactive talk presented by Paolo Frascà and Angela Nardozi.

About the presenters:

Paolo Frascà, PhD (he/they) is a settler-immigrant from Calabria who teaches in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. His current work focusses on the relationship between Italian-Canadians and Indigenous Peoples, on the intersections of queerness and Italian-Canadian identity, and on Italian Studies pedagogy.

Angela Nardozi, OCT, PhD (she/her) is a guest on Turtle Island, with both sides of her family originating in Italy. She is a Lecturer at the Ontario, Institute for Studies in Education, St. Francis Xavier University, and Brock University, where her main focuses are teacher education, Indigenous education, and research skills. Her passion for working alongside Indigenous communities began in 2008, after living and working in a Treaty Three First Nation.