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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

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Indigenous Education Network 30th Anniversary Lecture Series

"No to Mining, Yes to Life”: A Body Land Pedagogy from Oaxaca, Mexico

A talk by Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

Moderated by Fernanda Yanchapaxi

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies. She is organizer of the annual Indigenous Feminism Workshop at the UofA with co-organizers Billy-Ray Belcourt and Kirsten Linquist. She was a Hewlett McArthur Foundations Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002). Altamirano-Jimenez is Zapotec from the Tehuantepect Isthmus, Oaxaca, Mexico, where her family continues to live.

Her research has focused on variety of topics from the impact of colonial and neo-liberal development to the politics of land, Indigenous feminism, Indigenous resurgence and decolonization, and Indigenous women’s knowledge and place. Altamirano-Jimenez has worked closely with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations in Canada, Mexico and Nicaragua. Given that she uniquely examines Canada and Mexico, her work provides unusual comparative depth and analysis of transnational relationships.

Her current work examines the connection among body land, water, resource extraction, and Indigenous refusal. She is developing a unified body-land conceptual framework and the methodological tools to better understand Indigenous women’s embodied experiences of resource extraction in both Canada and Mexico. In doing so, her research goes beyond the right to prior and informed consent over territories and explore how consent over what happens to the land intersects with consent over the effects resource extraction has on people’s bodies. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. Among her recent books are: Living on the Land. Indigenous Women Understanding of Place (edited with N. Kermoal) and Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism. Place, Women and the Environment.

Wednesday September 18, 2019 from 6-8pm

OISE Nexus Lounge (room 12-130) 12th floor, 252 Bloor St. W. Toronto, ON

OISE's accessible entrance is on the West side of the building and can be reached from Bloor St., just west of Bedford Ave. Accessible washrooms can be found on the ground floor (centre stairs), on the 5th floor centre lobby, and on the ground floor library. Single user, all gender washroom located on the 12th floor in room 12-130. Accessible Parking spaces on P1, with accessible Pay Parking station.

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