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Liam Haggarty

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Liam Haggarty

Broadly, my research explores colonialism and the emergence of Canada from the perspective of Indigenous peoples. My current research projects focus on the economic history of northwestern North America by exploring Indigenous systems of sharing and government welfare programs. Informed by ethnohistoric methodologies and community-based research, these projects reconstruct aspects of longstanding indigenous economies as they existed prior to the appearance of non-Indigenous people. Based on these reconstructions, I investigate how Indigenous peoples and communities understood, perceived, and exploited new economic opportunities afforded by Newcomers. Much of my work focuses specifically on relief and welfare payments made to Indigenous people by colonial and state authorities during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Rather than seeing these payments as temporary, stigmatised alternatives to wage work,Indigenous people interpreted them as part of longstanding systems of sharing and exchange negotiated between independent nations. The goal of this research is to produce more balanced, meaningful, and inclusive interpretations of the economic history of western Canada.
Projects
Education
PHD in History, 2006, September - 2015, March 2. University of Saskatchewan. Specialization: Canadian Aboriginal History. Thesis title: "Negotiated Identities: A History of Sharing and Indigenous-Settler Relations in Western Canada, 1800-1970". Supervised by: Carlson, Keith.
M.A. in History, 2004, September - 2005, August. University of Victoria. Specialization: Canadian Aboriginal History. Thesis title: "'I'm Going to Call it Spirit Money': An Ethnohistory of Social Welfare Among the Stó:lō". Supervised by: Lutz, John.
B.A. (Honours) in History, 2000, September - 2004, April. University of Victoria. Specialization: Canadian History. Thesis title: "'A Shovel in One Hand, a Rifle in the Other': Interracial Violence in Colonial British Columbia, 1858-1871". Supervised by: Sager, Eric.
Awards and Distinctions
Award: "Effective Team Award". CAD1,500 (Canada). Conferred by Mount Royal University. 2015, June.
Award: "Effective Team Award". CAD1,500 (Canada). Conferred by Mount Royal University. 2015, June.
Award: "Faculty of Arts Outstanding Team Award". CAD600 (Canada). Conferred by Mount Royal University. 2015, April.
Scholarship: "History Department Scholarship". CAD15,000 (Canada). Conferred by University of Saskatchewan. 2010, September - 2011, August.
Fellowship: "College of Graduate Studies Mentored Teaching Fellowship". CAD18,000 (Canada). Conferred by University of Saskatchewan. 2009, September - 2010, August.
Scholarship: "SSHRC Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Programme Doctoral Scholarship". CAD105,000 (Canada). Conferred by University of Saskatchewan. 2006, September - 2009, August.
Scholarship: "SSHRC Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Programme Masters Scholarship". CAD17,500 (Canada). Conferred by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 2004, September - 2005, August.
Recent Publications
Haggarty, L.J. (2013, May). Métis Economics: Sharing and Other Forms of Exchange in Nineteenth Century Northwest Saskatchewan. In. (C. Adams, G. Dahl, & I. Peach, Eds.), The Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law, and Politics (pp.205-248). Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press. (Status: In Print).
Haggarty, L.J. (2009). "I'm Going to Call it Spirit Money": A History of Social Welfare among the Stó:lō. The University College of Fraser Valley Research Review, 2(2), 73-94 (In Print).
Haggarty, L.J. (2009). Métis Welfare: A History of Economic Exchange in Northwest Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan History, 61(2), 7-17 (In Print).
Haggarty, L.J. (2008). nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) Leadership. In. (C. Avery, & D. Fichter, Eds.), Our Legacy: Essays (pp.25-44). Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan. (Status: In Print).
Educational Institution Employment
Assistant Professor, Humanities, Mount Royal University, Canada, 2011, July 15 - Present (Full Time).
Research-based Degree
2014, May - 2015, April. Sorbie, Cheice. Type: B.A. (Honours) in History (Completed) at Mount Royal University. Role: Supervisor. Thesis Title: "Getting Down in the "White Gutter"?: Indigenous Economic Development in the Alberta Oil and Gas Sector".
Course-based Degree
2013, May 1 - 2014, April 29. Trimble, Sabina. Type: B.A. (Honours) in History (Completed) at Mount Royal University. Role: Thesis Supervisor. Current Position: Sabina is enrolled in the University of Victoria's Masters History Program for fall 2014.
2014, April 1 - 0000. Bennett-Cooke, Arlana. Type: B.A. (Honours) in Sociology (Completed) at Mount Royal University. Role: External Examiner. Current Position: Arlana is enrolled in an Environmental Studies graduate program at the University of Calgary in fall 2014.
Grants
2013, May Mount Royal College, Office of Research Services: Internal Research Grant, "Declarations of Dependence: A History of Indigenous Income Assistance in Canada and the United States, 1950-1980". CAD4,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
2012, April 20 Mount Royal University, Office of Research Services: Internal Research Grant, "Declarations of Dependence: A History of Indigenous Income Assistance in Canada and the United States, 1950-1980". CAD4,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator).
Book Reviews
(2014). Review. [Review of the book Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility, and History (2012), by St-Onge, N., Podruchny, C., Macdougall, B., & Macdougall, B.] Canadian Historical Review (In Press).
(2013). A Wilder West: Rodeo in Western Canada. [Review of the book A Wilder West: Rodeo in Western Canada (2011), by Kelm, M.] University of Toronto Quarterly, 82(3) (Submitted).
(2010). [Review of the book Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through Self-Reliance (2008), by Helin, C.] Native Studies Review, 19(2), 143-146 (In Print).
(2010, June). Indians under Surveillance. [Review of the book Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance: Indigenous Communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927 (2009), by Smith, K.D.] (In Print).
(2010, May). The Indian Branch in Biography. [Review of the book The Indian Commissioners: Agents of the State and Indian Policy in Canada's Prairie West, 1873-1932 (2009), by Titley, E.B.] (In Print).
(2009). [Review of the book The Archive of Place: Unearthing the Pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau (2007), by Turkel, W.] Canadian Journal of History, 44(1), 187-189 (In Print).
Research Presentations
2015, May 3. "This is a subgroup of the Aboriginal Strategic Planning Committee". Presented at Sto:lo People of the River Conference, Sto:lo Nation, Sardis, BC.
2015, June 1. "To See Our History as the Other's Other History: The Repositioning of Canadian History within Indigenous Historiography". Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Ottawa.
2014, September 12. "A Road Runs Through It: Economic Development, Tribal Sovereignty, and Environmental Sustainability in Tsuu T'ina Nation". Presented at Under Western Skies 3: Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities, Mount Royal University. Co-presenter: Salus, J.
2014, May 26. "'I'm Going to Call it Spirit Money': Indigenous Perspectives of the Canadian Aboriginal Welfare System". Presented to Canadian Historical Association. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Brock University.
2013, June 3. "Brown Bag Teaching Workshop: Perspectives on Pedagogy: Teaching Indigenous Histories in Canada". Presented to Canadian Historical Association. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Victoria.
2013, June 2. "Calgary's Ring Road Controversy: A History of Community and Environmental Activism in Alberta". Presented to Canadian Historical Association. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Victoria. Co-presenter: Salus, J.
2014, April 1. "A City, a Province, and a First Nation: Calgary's Ring Road Controversy in Historical Perspective". Presented at International Adult Learners Week, Calgary Public Library, Signal Hill Branch. Invited Speaker.
2014, February 26. "A City, a Province, and a First Nation: Calgary's Ring Road Controversy in Historical Perspective". Presented at Art and Culture Series, Garrison Green Seniors Centre. Invited Speaker.
2014, February 11. "Relating to Land: Aboriginal Philosophies and Relationships to Land". Presented to Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy. Presented at Philosophy of Environment Lecture Series, Scandinavian Centre. Invited Speaker. Co-presenter: Trimble, S.
2013, October 3. "Crossroads: Calgary's Ring Road Controversy in Historical Perspective". Presented at Aboriginal Community Showcase, Calgary Public Library, Central Branch. Invited Speaker.
2013, February 27. "Strangers and Kin: Sharing in the “Fur Trade”". Presented to MRU historians. Presented at Brown Bag Workshop, Mount Royal University. Invited Speaker.
2011, November 28. "Indigenous Studies, Interdisciplinarity, and Advocacy". Presented to University Community. Presented at MRU Arts Forum, Mount Royal University. Invited Speaker.