Christine O’Bonsawin

Christine O’Bonsawin is a member of the Abenaki Nation of Odanak and an associate professor of history and Indigenous studies at the University of Victoria, located on Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Territories. Her scholarship takes up questions regarding the appropriation and subjugation of Indigenous Peoples’ identities and cultures in Olympic history and the future programming of the Games.Her work has recently focused on the legal and political rights of Indigenous peoples in relation to Canada’s hosting of the Olympic Games and other mega-sporting events on unceded Indigenous territories. O’Bonsawin co-authored Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting and co-edited a special issue of BC Studies: (Un)Settling the Islands: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific.

Books by Christine O’Bonsawin

  • Decolonizing Sport

    Decolonizing Sport

    edited by Janice Forsyth, Christine O’Bonsawin, Russell Field, & more…


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