New Hilbrand fellow; Canada’s new UN ambassador in conversation

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • New Hildebrand Fellow, Mindy Price
  • Affiliate event tomorrow: Canada’s UN ambassador, Bob Rae, in conversation
  • Last chance to watch Canadian films from the Seattle Int’l Film Festival
New Hildebrand Fellow, Mindy Price, Studies the
Intersection of Agriculture and Indigenous Rights
Canadian Studies is pleased to welcome the latest recipient of the Edward Hildebrand Fellowship, Mindy Price. Mindy is a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. An environmental sociologist and political ecologist, her research focuses on indigenous food sovereignty and the effects of climate change on agriculture in the far north. Mindy received her B.A. in sociology from Emory University, and her Master of Public Health in global health practice from the University of South Florida.
Mindy’s project will examine recent government agricultural initiatives in the Northwest Territories through the context of Indigenous sovereignty. As climate change and economic shifts increased the attractiveness of farming in the far north, pressure is increasing to settle over 300,000 acres of disputed Indigenous land claims and open these areas to farming. Do these forces represent a threat to Indigenous land sovereignty, and their traditional methods of resource management? What are the benefits and drawbacks these projects present for Indigenous communities and other residents of the Northwest Territories? Mindy plans to conduct interviews and field research in Yellowknife, Hay River, and the Mackenzie River delta to find answers to these questions.
Affiliate Event Tomorrow: Canada at the United Nations, What Next? A Conversation with Canada’s New Ambassador to the UN, Bob Rae
July 21 | 10:00 a.m. PT | Conference call
The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a discussion tomorrow with Canada’s next Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the Honourable Bob Rae.
Recently, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau’s four-year campaign effort to secure a rotating seat on the UN Security Council ended in defeat in June. Following Canada’s failure to secure a seat on the agency’s decision-making body, questions arose about whether the vote would alter Canada’s contribution to the UN. Ambassador Rae will highlight Canada’s contribution to the United Nations, and present his vision to further engage international partners and promote the Canadian values of peace, freedom, democracy, and human rights in a time of global uncertainty. The conversation will be moderated by Canada Institute director Dr. Christopher Sands, who is also a board member of Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program.
To RSVP for this event and view call-in numbers, please click here.
Last Chance to Watch Canadian Films at the Seattle International Film Festival
Streaming through Wednesday, July 23
Two recent films from award-winning Canadian directors will end their virtual run this Wednesday, July 23. The films are being screened by the Seattle International Film Festival, in cooperation with the University of Washington’s Canadian Studies Center, and showcase the talent of two contemporary Canadian filmmakers. Watch them both online here.
Louise Archambault (Québec)
127 minutes; French with English subtitles.
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women in this gentle, elegiac study of intertwined lives.
Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit Nunangat)
111 minutes; Inuktitut with English subtitles.
In 1961, Noah Piugattuck and his band of nomadic Inuit hunters are approached by a brutish white man known as “Boss” who pressures them to abandon their traditional way of life and move into settlement housing.
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