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Truth and Reconciliation Presentation
March 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
RSVP. Dr. David Koffman (J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry in the Department of History at York University and the editor-in-chief of the journal Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes) will present a wide-angle introduction to the history of encounters between Canadian Jews and Indigenous peoples, from the settlers and fur traders of the 18th century up to our present moment of national reconciliation debates. Touching down on several emblematic moments from coast to coast to coast, the talk argues for the intellectual and moral value of reframing Canadian Jewish history as not just a history of immigration, but as one of both migration and colonialism. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.