Episode 21: Belonging in Unceded Territory

Canada is lauded for its multiculturalism and being a welcoming host society to migrant newcomers. But discourses around settlement and integration tend to ignore the realities of Canada’s status as a settler colonial state. What would it mean to take seriously the fact that these are Indigenous lands to which Canada has no right to offer welcome? Can practices of immigration and settlement be reconciled with the possibility of decolonization? These are the questions that brought together partners in Coast Salish territories – or, Vancouver, BC – for a multi-year research collaboration called “Belonging in Unceded Territory.” With newcomer and Indigenous community members from Frog Hollow Neighborhood House, migration scholars from UBC, and staff from Immigrant Services Society of BC and the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC, space is being made for new narratives of belonging. What will they be?

Hosted and produced by Gabriele Dumpys Woolever


Belonging in Unceded Territory

Decolonizing Initiatives Map

Frog Hollow Neighborhood House

Immigrant Services Society of BC

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC

Nehanee Creative Inc. (Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee)

Music Credits:

Theme song: She Found Moments in Bells, MagnusMoone

Additional songs in order of appearance:

Nuisance, Fluorescence

Blue Dot Sessions, Gusty Hollow

Ketsa, By the Dry Banks

Blue Dot Sessions, Gale

Edoy, Railroad

Blue Dot Sessions, A Certain Lightness

REW, Occultation

REW, Seabed

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