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Protecting Indigenous peoples’ knowledge

Harvard Law Today The Harvard Law conference “Indigenous Peoples, Traditional Knowledge, and Intellectual Property in International Law” featured in Harvard Law Today “Protecting Indigenous peoples’ knowledge”.

Call for Papers

Canada, Ireland, and Transatlantic Colonialism: Historical Perspectives. Extended Deadline From May 28 to May 30, 2024, St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto, in partnership with the Department of…

Polishing the Chain ceremony

Treatied Spaces was honoured to attend the Polishing the Chain ceremony at Queen’s University, Kingston We attended the Polishing the Chain ceremony on 5 October 2023 at Queen’s University, Canada….

Map of Red River Gorge, United States

Britons in Iroquoia

Watch Charles Prior’s talk on ‘Britons in Iroquoia’, which was part of ‘Global Georgians: Transnational Interactions with the British Monarchy’, a roundtable hosted by our friends at the Georgian Papers…

Podcasts & Media

Treatied Spaces broadcasts on a range of environmental and Indigenous topics

Australia’s Indigenous Voice referendum

Joy Porter spoke on The Globalist, Monocle Radio, 24 October 2023 discussing the fallout of Australia’s Indigenous Voice referendum. Listen here from 31.15 to 38.25 minutes to hear Joy Porter.

‘This is Colonialism’

The Zeche Zollern museum in Dortmund (GDR) and its ‘This is Colonialism’ exhibition. Joy Porter commented on Talk TV, 17 September 2023.

Killers of the Flower Moon

A look ahead to Martin Scorsese’s new film set and produced on Osage territory. Joy Porter spoke with Kevin O’Sullivan on Talk TV, 27 May 2023.

Totem Poles

Joy Porter answers a listener’s question about First Nations totem poles in the Pacific Northwest. Aired on BBC Radio Bristol on 10 April 2023.

Legacy of Yunupingu (Gumatj)

Joy Porter contributes to a BBC Newshour report about the life and legacy of Yunupingu, one of the most prominent and influential Indigenous leaders of the past half century in…

Contemporary Treaty Portrayal in Film

Read Joy Porter’s essay on ‘The dangerous myth-making in the Banshees of Inisherin’ on the Spectator Life (21 February 2023) …  the film’s miniature donkey is the true star of…

Indigenous Birth Certificates

Joy Porter spoke to BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall on the segment ‘Your Questions’ on ‘Did Native Americans have birth certificates before going on reservations and Did Sitting Bull have…

Indigenous Matrilineal Communities

Indigenous Peruvian scholar Dr Mariaelena Huambachano (Quechua, Syracuse University) and Joy Porter spoke on BBC Woman’s Hour about Matrilineal Communities on 27 August 2022.

Indigenous naming practices

Joy Porter spoke with BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall about Indigenous naming practices, on 12 July 2022.

Pocahontas and Pop Media

Joy Porter spoke to Stig Abell about the story of Pocahontas, on Times Radio Breakfast on 5 April 2022.


Pekka Hämäläinen, Can Colonial Nations Truly Recognise the Sovereignty of Native People? (Aeon) Pekka Hämäläinen, The Pipe Holds Them All Together (Lapham’s Quarterly) Joy Porter, Oscar first for Native American…

Scotland and Native America

Joy Porter appeared on BBC Radio Scotland as part of a special feature on connections between Scotland and Native America. Airdate: 26 January 2020. A report on her comments appeared…

Black Lives Matter

Greg Smithers (British Academy Global Professor) with text and photographs on The Power of Empty Pedastals, and providing a range of commentary on race and product branding in The New…

Mount Rushmore

Joy Porter appeared on the BBC News Channel to provide commentary on President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore on 3 July 2020.

Racism and Advertising

British Academy Global Professor Greg Smithers contributed to a Bloomberg Quicktake, ‘Behind the Design’ that explores how racial prejudice is built into the design of tech products and algorithms.

New Books Network

Charles Prior commissions and hosts author interview podcasts on the New Books Network. Pitch an interview. Featured episode