Namesake: Reconsidering the histories of James Douglas
November 16, 2018
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., Room 2201

Douglas College is named for Sir James Douglas, who is often described in popular histories as the “Father of British Columbia.” Yet Douglas was also a colonial administrator whose policies did not necessarily represent the interests and concerns of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.

Douglas College is committed to responding to the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and we invite you to join us as we explore how we, as a society, approach contested histories and commemorate complex historical figures – including our own namesake – as well as how we commemorate the complex, interrelated Indigenous and non-Indigenous histories of our province.

Details

Date:
Friday, November 16, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm
9:00 pm
Organizer:
Douglas College
Cost:
Free
Website:
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Location

Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., Room 2201