Connecting Immigration to Canada's Indigenous Past and Present
journal contributionposted on 2021-05-21, 11:51 authored by Harald BauderHarald Bauder
In 2017, I participated in a walking fieldtrip organized by First Story Toronto. It was an eye-opening experience. We explored various sites with significant Indigenous connections in downtown Toronto, Canada’s primary immigrant-receiving city. Canada is both a nation of immigrants and a land belonging to Indigenous people, and the field trip addressed these diverging perspectives in a novel and hands-on way. As an academic, I’m used to dealing with issues through rigorous scholarship and conceptual theories, and to see this complex relationship presented in an experiential way was both humbling and inspiring.