Dispossessed but Defiant:
Indigenous Struggles from Around the World

Photo Exhibition
November 1 – 30
Mon-Fri
: 8 am-9 pm; Sat: 11 am-6 pm; Sun: 11 am – 9 pm
Rutherford Library Gallery, University of Alberta (map)

The Dispossessed but Defiant: Indigenous Struggles from Around the World photo exhibition features over 120 visually compelling photos which examine different aspects of Indigenous peoples’ experiences of dispossession, and their inspiring struggles to resist these processes. The exhibition touches on the experiences of three different peoples: Blacks under Apartheid South Africa, the Palestinians, and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

The struggles of Indigenous peoples for human rights, respect and recognition can last generations. Although each Indigenous people is unique, the struggles that Indigenous peoples around the world have faced follow many common themes. Among these themes are loss of land; expulsion from traditional lands; military occupation; destruction of homes and communities; restrictions on movement and residency; detention and imprisonment; cultural dispossession; discriminatory educational policies; pressures to assimilate; barriers to integration; and criminalization of peaceful resistance.

Presented by the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta; the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Program, University of Alberta; the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities Chair in Islamic Studies, University of Alberta; the Canada-Palestine Cultural Association; the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta; and the CJMPE Foundation.

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