Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Thursday, May 29 9:00am-10:30am Vallee-400

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Immigration
Session Code: SoImm8
Session Format: Roundtable

Session Description: Research on aboriginals and immigrants and refugees are much separated areas, and studies on relations between aboriginals and immigrants are rarely seen.  Yet, in some cities such as Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina, which has a relatively higher proportion of aboriginal population, there seem increasing encounters between aboriginals and recent immigrants and refugees, especially in the poor neighborhoods of downtown areas. What are the uniqueness of interactions/relations between aboriginals and recent immigrants and refugees? Does this imply emerging mixed ghettos of aboriginals and poor immigrants and refugees?  This session aims to explore social, political, economic and residential encounters between aboriginals and recent immigrants and refugees in Canadian cities.

Session Organizer: Wei Xing, University of Winnipeg, Sociology,



1.     Laura Murphy  

There’s No Place Like Home – Housing Realities and Strategies for Newcomer Immigrant and Indigenous Families in Edmonton, Alberta

2.     Wei Xing   

 Residential assimilation between aborginals, recent immigrants and the native born in Winnipeg

3.     Yun-Csang Ghimn, Manisha Khetapal 

Ethnics helping First Nations (look) cross-border

4. Samantha Spady

Whitening “The Heart of the City”: Citizen Surveillance in McCauley

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