Indigenous History and Decolonization/Reconciliation – Publications


A Treaty Guide for Torontonians, co-created with Ange Loft and Martha Stiegman. To be launched at the 2022 Toronto Biennial of Art, March 26- June 5, 2022. Co-published by the Toronto Biennial of Art and Jumblies Theatre & Arts.


`Toronto Has No History!’: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism and Historical Memory in Canada’s Largest City


Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America (McClelland & Stewart 2000, 2002; Steerforth Press (USA) 2002)


“Victoria Freeman,”  chapter 18 of Living in Indigenous Sovereignty, by Elizabeth Carlson-Manathara,  Fernwood Book, 2021), pp.. 241-260. Co-written with Elizabeth Carlson-Manathara.

Paloma E. Villegas, Patricia Landolt, Victoria Freeman, Joe Hermer, Ranu Basu, Bojana Videkanic, “Contesting Settler Colonial Accounts: Temporality, Migration and Place-Making in Scarborough, Ontario,” Studies in Social Justice, Vol. 14, No.2 (2020): Migration and Indigenous Sovereignty in a Chronically Mobile World,  321-351.

“Becoming Real on Turtle Island: A Pedagogy of Relationship,” Canadian Journal of Native Education, Special Issue on Indigenization, Decolonization, and Reconciliation: Critical Considerations and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches in Post-Secondary Classrooms,  Vol. 40, no. 1 (2018): 111-124.

“In Defense of Reconciliation,” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Special Issue on Discourse and Negotiations across the Indigenous / non-Indigenous Divide, eds. Michael Coyle, Karine Gentelet, and Pierre Noreau, 27:1 (January 2014), 213-223.

“The Royal Proclamation and Colonial Hocus-Pocus,” Canada Watch (Fall 2013) Toronto: Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, also posted on Active website.

“Remembering Wendat History in the Toronto Area,” Eonywa’ndiyonhratekwih Chia’Ekwaa’tatehkwih: Wendat et Wyandot d’hier et d’aujourd’hui/Wendat and Wyandot Then and Now, Proceedings of the first Wendat and Wyandot Studies Conference June 2012, eds. Louis-Jacques Dorais, Jonathan Lainey. (Wendake, Quebec: Editions Hannenorak, 2013), 125-147.

Finding a Way to the Heart 2

“Attitudes toward Miscegenation in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, 1860-1914” in Robin Jarvis Brownlie and Valerie Korinek, eds., Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada (Winnipeg:  University of Manitoba Press,  2012), 195-221 and  Native Studies Review, 16, no. 1, 2005, 39-66.

Phantom Past, Indigenous Presence

“Indigenous Hauntings in Settler Colonial Spaces: The Activism of Indigenous Ancestors in Toronto,” in Phantom Pasts, Indigenous Presence: Native Ghosts in American Culture and History, eds. Colleen Boyd and Coll Thrush, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011), 180-221.

“What is Active History?”  Left History, 15:1 (Spring 2011), 31-36.

“Toronto Has No History! Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism and Historical Memory in Canada’s Largest City,”  Urban History Review, 38, no.2 (Spring 2010), 21-35.


“Reconciliation in Cyberspace? Lessons from Turning Point: Native Peoples and Newcomers On-Line,” in Lynne Davis, ed. Alliances: Re/Envisioning Relationships:  Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Alliances and Coalitions, University of Toronto Press, 2010, 149-157.

“The History of a Friendship, or Some Thoughts on Becoming Allies,” (with Dorothy Christian) in Lynne Davis, ed. Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Relationships, University of Toronto Press, 2010, 376-390.

“Voices of the Parents: The Shoal Lake Anishinabe and Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School 1902-1929,” Native Voices in Research , ed. Jill Oakes (Winnipeg: Native Studies Press, University of Manitoba, 2003), 71-81.

“Not so distant relations,” Common-place , American Antiquarian Society, 3, no. 1 (Oct. 2002).

“The Baffin Writers’ Project,” Canadian Literature, A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, published by the University of British Columbia, 124-125 (Spring-Summer 1990), 266-272. Reprinted in W.H. New, ed.,  Native Writers and Canadian Writing (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1990).

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