One of the things that I love about Congress is learning about things that I had never heard of before. This year, one of those things was the 1923 Raid on Calgary City Hall. Part of a publicity campaign for the Stampede, the raid featured First Nations men ‘invading’ City Hall and overthrowing the local government.
Over at Activehistory.ca today, we posted the most recent episode of the History Slam where I talk with Susan Joudrey of Dalhousie University about her research on the raid. We talk about the logistics of the raid, representations of First Nations people, and the complicated legacy of colonialism. Find the full post here.