Focusing on the history of the Arima Mission in the Island of Trinidad, ostensibly a mission for Indigenous people, the documentary below features what was learned from the baptismal registers of the Mission of Santa Rosa de Arima—in conjunction with historical texts, government documents, and official memoranda and reports of the time. What we encounter are four main “myths,” or working fictions: 1) the myth that the Mission was for Indians alone; 2) the myth of “Christian protection”; 3) the…See More
I am a professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. My research interests have focused on the Carib Community of Arima, Trinidad; ethnohistories and ethnographies of the aboriginal populations of Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica; tradition; globalization; political economy; and, both media ethnography and visual ethnography.
Hons. Double Major BA: York University - Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Spanish - 1990 (summa cum laude)
Diploma: University of the West Indies, Trinidad - International Relations - 1991 (Distinction)
MA: State University of New York at Binghamton - Anthropology - 1996
Ph.D.: The University of Adelaide (Australia) - Anthropology - 2002
Dr. Maximilian C. Forte
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W
Montreal, QC, H3G-1M8, Canada
Tel: 514 848-2424 ext.5567
Imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, and Indigenous resistance.