Event in person on April 4 - Human rights & social justice: An Indigenous scholar-activism approach

Human rights & social justice: An Indigenous scholar-activism approach

This presentation is from an advocacy perspective that responds to Indigenous (in)justice and the demands of Indigenous rights for transitional justice and reconciliation. As a female Taiwanese Siraya Indigenous scholar and activist, my academic journey is necessary to (re)thinking education-research sovereignty from the standpoint of decolonization. I discuss my experiences of connecting to claims for Indigenous identity for restoring language, heritage, culture, environment, land, and etc. This decolonization path also leads to the consciousness raising of my nation / country identity as well as awareness of how these have shaped my worldview and knowledge system, and how Indigenous nations around the world should work together toward true Indigenous sovereignty and global solidarity.

Our speaker

Jolan Hsieh

Jolan Hsieh

Professor & Director, Center for International Indigenous Affairs

Dr. Jolan Hsieh is a Taiwanese indigenous scholar from the Siraya Nation. She is currently Professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures, and Director of the Center for International Indigenous Affairs at the College of Indigenous Studies, National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), TAIWAN. Her research areas are Law and Society, Human Rights, Identity Politics, Global Indigenous Studies, Gender/Ethnicity/Class, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Research and Ethics.


Refreshments will be served. Please register to attend.

Date and time
Apr 4, 2023
All day
3 pm — 5 pm
Format and location
Fauteux Hall (FTX)
HRREC | FTX570 (57 Louis-Pasteur Private, uOttawa)
Organized by
in partnership with the Research Chair in Taiwan Studies