Scottish Highlanders and Native Americans

Na Gàidheil agus Na Tùsanaich Aimeireagaidhnaich:
Colonachd Chultarach ann an Alba
agus Aimeireaga a Tuath

Scottish Highlanders and Native Americans:
Cultural Colonialism in Scotland and North America

23mh latha den Fhaoilleach
Sunday, 23 January 2022
2 – 3:30 pm EST

An online conversation betweenScottish Highlanders and Native Americans
Dr. Margaret Connell-Szasz
Regents’ Professor in Arts & Sciences of History at the University of New Mexico
Author of Scottish Highlanders and Native Americans
and
Scott Morrison
Co-founder and Head of School (Ceannard na Sgoile) of Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir
Free event but registration is required. Register below

In episode four of Facing Our History – The North American Gael, we will explore cultural colonialism and the connection between Scotland and North America – particularly in the work of The Society in Scotland for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge (SSPCK) to re-shape and assimilate indigenous peoples. The work of Dr. Connell-Szasz in comparing the approach and impact of the SSPCK among Scottish Highlanders on the east side of the Atlantic and Native Americans on the west side of the Atlantic is unique in the field.

Join us as we welcome Dr. Margaret Connell-Szaz:

Dr. Margaret Connell-Szasz is Regents’ Professor in Arts & Sciences of History at the University of New Mexico. Her publications include Scottish Highlanders and Native Americans: Indigenous Education in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic WorldEducation and the American Indian: The Road to Self-Determination; Abraham Lincoln and Religion (co-authored with Ferenc Morton Szasz) and Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Broker.  Projects by Dr. Connell-Szasz underway include: “Nations on the Move: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Native American Nations, Post-1960, and a history of the Scottish Gaelic College, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, within the context of the international indigenous college movement.  

Scott Morrison is co-founder and Head of School (Ceannard na Sgoile) of Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir.  Scott is a former Vice-President and President of An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach  (The American Scottish Gaelic Society).  He holds a B.A. in Gaelic Language and Culture from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. Scott is also an accomplished musician.

As Facing Our History explores the history of the Gaelic struggle for survival, and strives to remove colonial ideology from Scottish Gaelic history, the underlying question is the same: What insights does that give us for our past and how does it help us shape a path forward today?

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