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Indigenous Solidarity on Turtle Island

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Guelph: "A Hotbed of Radicalism"

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Dorothy Smith on Institutional Ethnography

Dorothy Smith first became known to me attached to the field of institutional ethnography, which admittedly meant nothing to me at the time. Dorothy and I had a brief conversation about some of her work throughout her 80 years of life, which included how she has come to recognize the perspectives attained by an institutional ethnography to be valuable for knowing what in the world to do about the world. Don't be deterred by the academic wording, for what it comes down to is quite simple.

Dorothy also spoke about some of the changes and growths she has witnessed and experienced in her life, and we both touched on our mutual feelings of sadness and recognition of the ecological crisis we are in the midst of. It was a brief, simple, but deep conversation. I hope you enjoy it.

Download 14:33 Recorded on October 18, 2006