Conferences and Lectures

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Conferences and Lectures

  

• “The North Shore After the Iroquois: Mississauga occupancy and use of villages sites in 18th century.” Session: The Seventeenth Century Iroquois du Nord: History, Archaeology and the Search for the Villages. Presented at the Ontario Archaeological Society Annual Meeting, 2 November, 2019, Toronto, Ontario.


· “Guelph Treaty History.” Presented as part of the We Are All Treaty People Series, organized by members of the Justice and Outreach Committee, Dublin Street United Church, November 14, 2019.


•“How Ontarians are learning that ‘We are all Treaty People.’”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of British Columbia, 3 June 2019.


•“What students and faculty need to know about preparing for a alt-ac career.” Panel: Towards an Expanded Scholarship to Meet Future Needs. Presented at the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, 4 June, 2019.


· “The Six Nations of Grand River and the Great War.” Presented at “Canada's Hundred Days: A Great War Living History Weekend” at Fort York National Historic Site. 23 September, 2018.


·  “Map-making and Treaty Education in Ontario” and “Government - Historian Relationship Status: It’s Complicated. Roundtable.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Regina, 28-30 May, 2018.


· "Culinary Exchange in Upper Canada: How Indigenous People Helped Settlers Survive.” Keynote Address at “Hungry for Comfort: A Celebration of Food.” Culinary Historians of Canada. Fort York National Historic Site. February 24, 2018.


· “Doing it in Public History outside the Academy. Roundtable.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ryerson University, 30 May, 2017.


· OHS Symposium at the Archives of Ontario. Active Archives: Bringing Ontario's History Online. "Indigenous History Online: Researching and Writing Ontario's Indigenous Past." The Archives of Ontario. Thursday, April 6, 2017


· History Career Day. Department of History, University of Toronto. March 29, 2017.

· Historian's Craft: "Doing History that Matters: My Career as a Historian of Indigenous History in the Government." York University. January 12, 2017.​


· "We are All Treaty People: Ontario's Treaties with Indigenous Peoples, Land Claims, and Reconciliation." The Ontario Historical Society Webinar, January 18, 2017.


· "From Trent to the Ontario Public Service: How our education at Trent prepared us for work in the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation." Trent University. October 16, 2016.


· “The History of Indigenous Teachers in Ontario in the age of Reconciliation.” 19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian History of Education Association. Waterloo, Ontario, October 27-30, 2016.


· “‘Taught by an Indian Woman’: Education and Politics at Tyendinaga in the late Nineteenth Century.” Iroquois Research Conference, 2-4 October, 2015. Rochester, New York.


· "What shall I do with my degree in Canadian Studies? Advice on employment options within the government and public sector." Trent University on November 4th, 2015.


· “‘Indian Masters’: The Hiring of Aboriginal teachers in Southern Ontario Day Schools in the late 19th century.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Society, University of Ottawa, May 31-June 3, 2015.


· “‘Taught by an Indian Woman’: Education and Politics at Tyendinaga in the late Nineteenth Century.” Presented at Contesting Canada’s Future, Trent University, May 21-23, 2015.


·  “Mohawk Women Teachers in 19thCentury Ontario.” Presented at The Changing Face of Missionary Education (Workshop) July 9-10, 2014, WWWU Münster, Germany.


· “‘A teacher to her people:’ Nineteenth Century Haudenosaunee women teachers at Grand River, Ontario.” Presented on a panel I organized, “Indigenous Women and Education in Comparative Colonial Contexts,” at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the University of Toronto, May 2014.


· “Teachers amongst their own peoples: Haudenosaunee teachers at Grand River, Ontario.” Presented at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Saskatoon, June 13-15, 2013.


· “‘An excellent young Indian’: Isaac Bearfoot and the Education of the Six Nations of Grand River.” Presented at The House that Isaac Built: The Architecture of Cultures and Identities in Canada, Huron University College, London, Ontario, May 13-15, 2013.


· “‘Our Strength comes from the Land:’ the Hybrid Culinary Traditions of the Six Nations of Grand River.” Presented at the Ontario Women’s History Network Annual Conference, Ingersoll, Ontario, April 5-6, 2013.


· “‘Teachers amongst their own peoples:’ Grand River, Ontario in the 19th century.” Presented at the Iroquois Research Conference, Cortland, New York, 5-7 October, 2012.


· “‘A teacher to her people:’ Aboriginal teachers in Southern Ontario.” Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Kitchener-Waterloo, May 27-29, 2012.


· “'On behalf of our sisters the Iroquois:' British feminists and the political rights of Six Nations women of Grand River, Ontario.” Presented at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 9-11, 2011.


· “Six Nations Women Teachers on the Grand River Reserve in the Interwar Years.” Presented at the Canadian History of Education Association 15th Biennial Conference, Toronto, October 21-24, 2010.


· “Scottish Women and the Six Nations of Grand River in the early twentieth century.” Presented at Irish and Scots Encounters with Indigenous Peoples,
the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, June 10-12, 2010.


· “‘It would be most unfair and un-British to dismiss a good teacher on account of his colour:'  African Canadian teachers at Grand River.” Presented at Thinking beyond the Nation-state: A Symposium on Empires, Diasporas, and Indigeneity, the State University of New York at Buffalo, 20 November 2009. 


· “Six Nations Women on Grand River: Community Builders in the early Twentieth Century.” Presented at the Iroquois Research Conference, Rensselaerville, New York, 2-3 October, 2009.


· “Babies in the Archives, Kids in the Classroom: Parenthood in the Academic World.” Presented at the 88thAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ottawa, May 25 - 27, 2009.


· “A New Patriotism: how Six Nations soldiers and women experienced and
challenged the authority of the Six Nations Council.” Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ottawa, May 25 - 27, 2009.


· “Changing Culinary Traditions of the Six Nations of Grand River, Ontario.” Presented at Culinary Landmarks: A conference to celebrate publication of Elizabeth Driver's A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949, May 1-3, Toronto.


· “The Six Nations of Grand River and World War I.” Presented at First Peoples @ Seneca College, Toronto, December 2, 2008.


· "Race, Gender and Colonialism:  Teachers on the Grand River Reserve, 1900-1939." Presented to the History of Education Seminar Series, OISE/University of Toronto, 26 November, 2008.


· “Transatlantic allies: Scottish women and the Six Nations of Grand River, Canada.” Presented at Women’s History Scotland: Gendering Imperialism, Edinburgh, Scotland, November 8, 2008.


· "'We do not consider it uplifting to the Indian:' the Alexander family of teachers at Grand River. " Presented at the Canadian History of Education Association 15th Biennial Conference, Sudbury, Ontario, October 23-25, 2008.


· “Teaching Empire at Grand River: Education among the Six Nations in the Early Twentieth Century.” Presented at the 87thAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Vancouver, June 2-4th, 2008.


· “Transnational Relations between British Feminists and the Six Nations in the 1920s.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Vancouver, June 1-3, 2008.


· “Gender, Empire and Education, among the Six Nations of Grand River, Ontario, 1899-1939.” Presented at Writing New Histories of Indigineity and Imperialism: A Workshop, Winnipeg, May 21-23, 2008.


· “Culinary Encounters and Exchanges between Natives and White Settler Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada.” Presented at the Canadian Historical Association 86th Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 28-30, 2007.


· “The Grand Historic Pageant of the 1928 Kentville Summer Carnival: Historical Knowledge in Action.” Presented at the Atlantic Canadian Studies Conference, Halifax, May 3-5, 2007


· “Gender and Colonialism in Brant Country – A Research Presentation.” Presented to the members of the Ohsweken Genealogical Society, Veteran’s Hall, Ohsweken, Grand River Reserve, March 4, 2007.


· “The Continuing Work of Empire: Women’s Organizations and Native Women in Ontario.” Presented at the Canadian Historical Association 85th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2006


· “Our Poor Unfortunate Sisters: Race and Colonialism in the Early Women’s Movement in Ontario.” Presented at the Susan B. Anthony & the Struggle for Equal Rights Conference, Rochester, New York, April 1, 2006.


· “Women’s Organizations, Social Reform, and the Vote in Toronto, 1870-1920.” Presented to members of the Royal Ontario Museum ROMWalks Group, Toronto, March 4, 2006 (by invitation)


· “New York through the lives of four Irish immigrant families: using family history and the archives.” Presented at Researching New York 2005: Perspectives on Empire State History, Albany, New York, November 17, 2005.


· “‘It is fit for the table of the most fastidious epicure’: Culinary Exchange between Natives and Settler Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada.” Presented at the Conference Celebrating the Culinary Heritage of Peterborough County and Hinterland, the Culinary Historians of Ontario, September 24, 2005 (by invitation).


· “‘Lest the contribution of the Loyalists of Canada becomes dim and obscure:’ the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada and the Canadian Centennial.” Presented at the 2nd Annual McGill-Queen’s Student Conference in History 2005, “Alternate Approaches,” Kingston, March 19, 2005


· “‘Love and loyalty to my native land:’ Issues of Gender, Nationalism and Identity and the Strickland Sisters in Canada.” Presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Student History Conference, “New Frontiers in Graduate History,” York University, Toronto, February 25, 2005.


· “The ‘Bushladies’ and the ‘Children of the Forest:’ Cultural Exchange in Upper Canada.” Presented to members of the Ontario Historical Society, Toronto, January 19, 2005 (by invitation)