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Call for Papers: UVIC Faculty of Law and History

May 17, 2016

First Nations, Land, and James Douglas: Indigenous and Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, 1849-1864
The Songhees Nation and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and History Department invite your participation in a conference on this theme at the Songhees Wellness Centre, Victoria, B.C.
February 24-26th 2017.
We anticipate that there will be tours of Songhees traditional territory by land and sea on Friday the 24th before the first presentations and that the conference will include a mix of academic and community presentations.
We welcome individual and panel proposals for presentations from researchers, legal professionals, and community members, on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
1) Relations between First Nations and James Douglas
2) Indigenous and Colonial Concepts of Land, Law and Territory
3) Hunting and Fishing Rights
4) The End of Treaty-Making
5) The Roles of the HBC and the Colonial Office
6) The History of Douglas Era Reserves
7) Current relevance of these historical events.
Please send a 250-500 word description of the proposed presentation and a one page resume or cv to any of:
Cheryl Bryce – Cheryl.Bryce@songheesnation.com  
John Rice Jr – John.Rice@songheesnation.com or John Lutz jlutz@uvic.ca.