Indigenous Sovereignty on the High Steel

Hybrid event - Arts 104 and Zoom
Wednesday 4 October 2023 (13:00-15:00)

This event is organized by the Centre for the Study of North America (CSNA), in collaboration with the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC)

Speaker: Dr Allan Dowey (McMaster University, Canada)

(Hybrid Event)

Utilizing historical methodologies inspired by Indigenous Studies, this presentation and associated digital animation will consider the Haudenosaunee ironworker families from Akwesasne and especially Kahnawake who relocated to the neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where they established the new community of “Little Caughnawaga.”  

Allan Downey is Dakelh, Nak’azdliWhut’en, and a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous History, Nationhood, and Self-Determination.  An Associate Professor in the Department of History and Indigenous Studies Department at McMaster University, Allan is the co-director of Rotinonshón:ni Ironworkers (2020) and the author of The Creator’s Game (UBC Press, 2018) which received the 2019 Canada Prize from the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.