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Cui bono and social capital: Understanding the white savior

February 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Invited Speaker

Samantha Stevens

PhD student in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

Certificate of attendance available

In order to address the ongoing inaction by the Canadian government regarding mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nations, my current research examines the moves to innocence enacted by the government. Using recent research on the white saviour trope and the legal concept of cui bono as central concepts, I am examining if social capital can provide the bar by which to determine if an altruistic intervention provides suitable benefits to both sides of a historically unbalanced power dynamic.

About the presenter:

I am currently a PhD student in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. My research examines the intersect of the savior framework, Indigenous law and governance, and Indigenous/Canadian treaty negotiations.

About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.


February 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0



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