Studies in National and International Development


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Aboriginals and Migration Narratives in Canada

Helene Pellerin

University of Ottawa, School of Political Studies


1pm-2:30pm, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D214

Pellerin will present her new research which explores intersections between Aboriginals issues and migration narratives in the history of Canada. Although both categories of people experience some similarities in their interaction with Federal and provincial governments, they also suffer from different forms of exclusion and marginalization. Her research contributes to this nascent field of research by highlighting how Canadian migration narratives have consistently involved a special treatment of Aboriginals, and how we need to include territoriality in our effort to decolonize migration studies.

Oh Canada, Our Home ON Native Land

About the Speaker:: Dr. Helene Pellerin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa and Director of the International Studies and Modern Languages Program. Her research interests include Global and regional governance of international migration; the political economy of labour migration; and international migration scholarship in comparative and historical perspectives. Pellerin counts among recent publications a co-edited volume, Governing International Labour Migration Routledge, 2008;  'De la migration à la mobilité: changement de paradigme dans la gestion migratoire. Le cas du Canada' (Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (2011);  and 'The Diaspora Option', Migration and the Changing Political Economy of Development' (co-written with Dr. Beverley Mullings, RIPE 2013)