This seminar consists of a detailed reading and discussion of Taiaiake Alfred’s new book, Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom, which focuses on the restoration of the warrior ethic as the basis for regenerating indigenous identities and struggles to free ourselves from colonialism.
Taiaiake Alfred is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) philosopher, writer and teacher and has emerged as an influential figure in the new generation of Indigenous leaders. Taiaiake holds a Canada Research Chair and is a Professor in the Indigenous Governance Programs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He is the author of two books, Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors and Peace, Power, Righteousness.
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