We welcome Harley Eagle to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, presenting live from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and live streaming through the UBC Learning Circle for a conversation on Male Privilege from an Indigenous man’s point of view.
To talk about male privilege, we have to talk about ourselves from the perspective of the other. From within male reality the term “male privilege” doesn’t signify; it has no meaning – it’s invisible; it’s just the way things are. How does a fish talk about water? This famous conundrum applies to men talking to other men about our position in the world. The name feminists have given to our position – male privilege – doesn’t exist in “common parlance,” which is the language of the dominant group, the culture-definers… Understanding male privilege from within the context of the Indigenous colonial experience can shed further light on both the detriment of this reality and a way forward.
In this session, Harley Eagle will provide insight into:
- His understandings and experiences with his own internalized male privilege and how it has been shaped by its systemic nature
- The pervasive colonial process that has changed Indigenous understandings of gender resulting in the prominence of male privilege
- How understanding the Indigenous colonial experience in the Canadian context can shed light on the patterns of oppression (male privilege) experienced in mainstream society
- Suggestions on how to move forward in light of the pressures to participate in male privilege
- Harley will invite questions and comments to further the dialogue and deepen understanding on this issue
Everyone welcome to participate:
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About the Presenter:
Harley Eagle, MA, is Dakota and Ojibway, and a member of Whitecap Dakota First Nation. He looks to Indigenous life ways to guide his work. His experience includes training and consultation in the fields of transforming conflict, anti-racism, dismantling oppression, cultural safety and trauma healing. He is often invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally. Harley holds a Masters of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management and currently resides on Vancouver Island.
PDF of Harley’s PPT Presentation:
Video of Structrual Oppression – Male Privilege: