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James Tait and the Politics of Indigenous Resistance in early 20th C.BC

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James Tait and the Politics of Indigenous Resistance in early 20th C.BC

with Wendy Wickwire, historian

The Victoria Historical Society presents “James Tait and the Politics of Indigenous Resistance in early 20th C.BC” with Wendy Wickwire on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7.

From his base at Spences Bridge, James Teit (1864-1922), an immigrant from the Shetland Islands and a prolific ethnographer, spent four decades tirelessly helping BC’s Indigenous people challenge the settler-colonial assault on their lives and lands. This talk highlights his remarkable anthropological and political activist legacy.

Wendy Wickwire is professor emeritus, Department of History, University of Victoria.  Among her publications on BC history is a new book, AT THE BRIDGE: JAMES TEIT AND AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF BELONGING (UBC Press). 

Doors open at 7:15 pm for refreshments and conversation.  A short business meeting at 7:45 pm will be followed immediately by the guest speaker.  Talk is free for members; $5 for guests.  For more information visit www.victoriahistoricalsociety.bc.ca

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