Cultures of Reconciliation: Academic, Artistic, Activist
A Humanities Research Unit Event
September 26-27, 2013
Free admission, open to everyone.
For more information about this event, please contact Len Findlay at (306) 966-2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Graduate Commons, Emmanuel & St. Chad, 1337 College Drive, University of Saskatchewan, and Mendel Art Gallery, 950 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon
Participants include: Marie Battiste, Lynne Bell, Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Tomas Borsa, Jen Budney, Omeasoo Butt, Dana Claxton, Len Findlay, Isobel Findlay, Max FineDay, Ayumi Goto, Jennifer Henderson, Sakej Henderson, Tasha Hubbard, Keavy Martin, Ashok Mathur, Dan McDonald, Roy Miki, Adrian Stimson, Nancy Van Styvendale, Pauline Wakeham, #idlenomore (Sheelah Mclean and Alex Wilson),
Events: Plenary addresses, panel discussions, social mobilizations, book sales, public presentations over the course of the fall term, 2013, and winter term 2014.
Context: four key developments underlie this event:
1. Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress. Ed. Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.
2. Reconcile This! Ed. Jonathan Dewar and Ayumi Goto. West Coast Line No. 74: vol.46.2 (2012).
3. #idlenomore, an initiative of four Saskatchewan women that has gone global.
4. English 803.3: to be offered by Len Findlay from September to December of this year: Culturesof Reconciliation: Two Texts and a Social movement, a graduate seminar housed in the English Department but open to students in other Departments and Colleges.
Thursday 26 September, Graduate Commons (9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Mendel Art Gallery (7:30-9:00 p.m.)
9:30 a.m. Welcome and elder’s prayer
10.00 to 11.30 a.m. Plenary presentations: Sakej Henderson, Director, Native Law Centre, U of S; and Sheelah Mclean and Alex Wilson (#idlenomore)
Noon: Lunch on your own
2.00 to 3.30 p.m. Panel: Academic impacts: Envisaging, Contributing, Editing, Promoting: Jennifer Henderson (Carleton University), Pauline Wakeham (Western University), Ayumi Goto (Simon Fraser University)
3.30 to 4.00 p.m. Nourishment break; book browsing
4.00 to 5.30 p.m. Panel: Performance as Praxis: Dana Claxton, Adrian Stimson, Lori Blondeau
7:30 to 9 p.m. Mendel Panel and Reception: Performing, Documenting, Curating: Rebecca Belmore, Ashok Mathur (Thompson Rivers University), and Jen Budney (Associate Curator, Mendel Gallery)
Friday 27 September, Graduate Commons, Emmanuel and St Chad
9.00 to 10.30am Panel: Academic Impacts: Faculty, Students, Curriculum, Research: Dan McDonald (Vancouver island University; Aboriginal Working Group rep., CAUT), Marie Battiste (U of S), Omeasoo Butt (U of S), Max FineDay President, U of S Students Union
10.30 to 11.00 a.m. Nutrition Break, book browsing
11.00 to 12.30 p.m. Panel: Community-University Impacts: Isobel Findlay (CUISR and Edwards School of Business, U of S); Tomas Borsa (U of S alumnus and independent film maker); Nancy Van Styvendale (U of S)
12.30 to 2 p.m. Lunch on your own
2.00 to 3.30 p.m. Panel: Is Your Work Going Anywhere? Presenters and Grad Students
3.30 to 4 p.m. Nutrition Break, book browsing
4 to 5.30 p.m. Cultures of Activism, Reconciliation, and Redistribution: Roy Miki (Simon Fraser U), Keavy Martin (U of Alberta), Tasha Hubbard (U of S)
7.00 to 10 p.m. Dinner for presenters