6-7 October 2023 | Queen’s University (Kingston) | Online via Zoom
‘Connected Nations’ will mark the 260th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, a document with a complex place in the diplomatic, legal and inter-cultural history of Northeastern North America. The Proclamation has always been considered pivotal, originally as an apparent affirmation of Native rights and latterly as a mechanism that – it is argued – helped to institutionalize the narrowing and erosion of those rights in Canadian public law. Our aim is to reconsider this document, its history, and its legacy against recent developments in the legal and cultural contexts of Indigenous rights, relations between nations, and the search for reconciliation.
This symposium forms part of a larger project, ‘Brightening the Covenant Chain’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom (Standard Research Grant AH/T006099/1).
Join us on Zoom on Friday 6th October 2023 09:00 – 17:00 EST and Saturday 7th October 2023 09:00 – 13:00 EST for a series of presentations from scholars and practitioners with live Q&A between sessions.
Heidi Bohaker, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Department of History, University of Toronto
Lindsay Borrows, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
Aimee Craft, Associate Professor Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa
Danielle Lussier, Associate Vice Principal, Indigenous Knowledges, Royal Military College of Canada
Michel Morin, Associate Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal
Robert Odawi Porter, Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Charles Prior, Head of the School of Humanities & Reader in History, University of Hull
Daniel K. Richter, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
Brian Slattery, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Toronto
William A. Starna, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, State University of New York at Oneonta
Mark D. Walters, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
Friday 6th October 2023 09:00 – 17:00 EST
Saturday 7th October 2023 09:00 – 13:00 EST
Location: Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston | Zoom
This online event is free to attend, visit Eventbrite to register.