Wednesday, 7 November 2012

For King and Kanata Canadian Indians and the First World War

In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11, this is a discussion with Dr Timothy Winegard and his new book For King and Kanata about the roles that Status Indians played in the WWI, their treatment during and after the war, racism, conscription, drinking, Duncan Campbell Scott (great Canadian poet and architect of the Indian Residential Schools), Indian Affairs and the use of their service for purposes of assimilation. 

Timothy C. Winegard received his doctorate in History from the University of Oxford in 2010. He served nine years as an officer in the Canadian Forces, including a two-year attachment to the British Army. He is the author of Oka: A Convergence of Cultures and the Canadian Forces (2008) and Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War (2011). His main areas of interest, research, and writing include: military history, global indigenous peoples and cultures, North American colonial history, and the comparative history of British settler-societies.  Dr. Winegard recently moved to Colorado, where he is professor of history at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. He teaches a variety of courses in history and political science. He has traveled extensively across the globe for research, pleasure, and with the military, and is an avid Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings fan. 

Xavier Ouellette 11 Nov 2013

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