Labriola Center National Book Award: Pollution Is Colonialism by Max Liboiron
You are invited to watch the Labriola National American Indian Data Center 2022 National Book Award talk featuring “Pollution Is Colonialism” by Max Liboiron.
“Pollution Is Colonialism” by Max Liboiron (Red River Métis/Michif) presents a framework for understanding scientific research methods as practices that can align with or against colonialism. They point out that even when researchers are working toward benevolent goals, environmental science and activism are often premised on a colonial worldview and access to land. In addition, they illuminate how pollution is not a symptom of capitalism, but a violent enactment of colonial land relations claiming access to Indigenous land.
“Pollution is Colonialism” was published in 2021 by Duke University Press.
Max Liboiron is an Associate Professor in Geography and is formerly the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Liboiron is Red River Métis/Michif raised in Lac la Biche, Treaty 6 territory.
This is a hybrid streaming event. Watch in person at Hayden Library room 236 on the Tempe campus or online via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link. Join the Labriola Center for an exciting book talk with author Max Liborion!