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Day: December 1, 2014

11 Essential Native American Films You Can Watch Online Right Now

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11 Essential Native American Films You Can Watch Online Right Now

11/28/14

In late 2013, we brought you an important list of 10 current Native films—“The 5 Must-See Native Films of 2013”and “5 More Must-See Native Films From 2013”—that had scored big at film festivals and reaped praise from critics. You responded with a mixture of unbridled enthusiasm and puzzlement:

Sounds like a great movie! How the hell will I ever be able to see it?

Well, a year later, seven of those 10 films are available online. And as on-demand video continues to become a completely valid method of releasing movies, festival and indie features are going the streaming route at the same time distributors are booking brick-and-mortar showings. So you can’t make it to the festivals and big-city arthouse theaters where many of these films screen? Doesn’t matter! Here are 11 films you can watch in your own home, right now.

Pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and hold your own Native Film Festival…

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/28/11-essential-native-american-films-you-can-watch-online-right-now-158052

NITEP Alumni & Friends Social – Dec. 5, 2014, 4:45 pm

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Alumni and friends of NITEP are invited to gather in Salon 1 for a reception immediately following the FNESC Conference workshops on December 5.  There will be presentations on the NITEP 40th Anniversary Commemorative Book and the new Faculty of Education MOOC, “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education.”

NITEP FNESC Gathering 2014

“Call for Tweets” & Twitter Workshop, Dec 3, 2014 – Year of Research in Education (YRE)

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New publication? Exciting findings? Speaking at a conference? Learning a new method? Coding your data?
Preparing some interesting charts? We want to know! 

Share Your Research on Twitter

Tag your posts with
#EdResearch and @UBCEdResearch

You can also post pictures of your research environment using #ThisIsResearch and @UBCEdResearch

2014-2015

Monthly draw prizes for students and postdocs from October to April yre.educ.ubc.ca/share-your-research for details

Year of Research in Education

New to Twitter and not sure where to start?
Sign up for one of our Twitter Basics hands-on workshops Next session Dec. 3rd – RSVP now! yre.educ.ubc.ca 

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CFP – Performing Turtle Island, Fluid Identities and Community Continuities, Due Dec. 15, 2014

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University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada are seeking submissions for “Performing Turtle Island, Fluid Identities and Community Continuities,” a seminar/workshop/conference taking place Sep 17-19 2015. Deadline for submissions: Dec 15, 2014.

Performing Turtle Island brings together established and emerging scholars and artists to focus on how Indigenous theatre and performance are connected to Indigenous identity and community health. This Call is looking for proposals for academic papers as well as proposals for Seminars and Workshops – sharing circles for practical and performative exchange. We are interested in proposals that touch on innovative approaches to performance, education, research, health and healing and community consultation

The central theme that the Conference takes up in the form of a national symposium of Canadian Indigenous performers and playwrights, scholars and artists is unknowing.

See here for more information! Or here!

CFP – Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence, Due Feb. 15, 2015

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CALL FOR PAPERS:

Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence

From the use of social media during the Idle No More movement to the growth of on-line magazines and educational platforms, Canada’s First Peoples are increasingly using the internet as a space of resistance, community development, and as a platform for sharing and preserving language and tradition. The essay collection Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence will merge Digital Humanities with Indigenous Studies in order to explore how First Peoples are mobilizing various on-line formats in the service of cultural protection and dissemination.

  •  Possible essay topics could include:
  •  Language apps
  • Social media and protest/resistance
  • Interactive website, such as Pearson Education’s The Ruptured Sky: The War of 1812
  • Online graphic novels
  • The role of podcasts
  • Bias in digital archiving
  • Storytelling/orature websites, such as the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Development
  • The role of Youtube in cultural sharing
  • The use of digital resources in the classroom

Please forward your essay or essay proposal to Jesse Archibald-Barber, Associate Professor, First Nations University of Canada (jbarber@fnuniv.ca) and to Jessica Langston, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University (jessica.langston@concordia.ca).

Essay proposals 500-1000 words; Essays 2000-8000 words

Deadline for proposals: Feb. 15, 2015

Deadline for essays: May 15, 2015

Online Course: Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children with Special Needs

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Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children with Special Needs
UBC Faculty of Education is offering a new online course, ECED 425: Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children with Special Needs. This course provides students in early childhood development and related fields with an introduction to perspectives related to working with Aboriginal families with infants and children with special needs in B.C.
 
Course duration: January 5 – April 10, 2015
For more information, visit here.
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, December 1, 2014.

Red Man Laughing’s Ryan McMahon: Laughter as Medicine, Dec 9, 2014

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Red Man Laughing’s Ryan McMahon: Laughter as Medicine
Ryan McMahon is one of the most dynamic Indigenous comedians working in Canada and the United States. His comedy is an honest look at the collision between Indian Country and mainstream society. Ryan’s storytelling brand of comedy is as smart as it is angry – full of characters, standup, rants and raves. He is a role model for how humour can take you places and get you through life. This event is hosted by UBC Learning Circle. 
 
Tuesday, December 9, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Participate via videoconference or computer webinar
 
For more information, visit here.
To register, visit here.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, December 1, 2014.

Interactive Medicine Walk with Cease Wyss (T’uy’tanat), Dec 2, 2014

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Interactive Medicine Walk with Cease Wyss (T’uy’tanat)
In this UBC Learning Circle session, Cease Wyss will introduce and teach about a variety of dried and fresh medicines collected over the summer and fall. T’uy’tanat Cease Wyss, Skwxwu7mesh, is a plant grower and gatherer. Cease will discuss picking, preserving and preparing medicinal plants, the impact of invasive plants on medicines, and the importance of bees.
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Participate via videoconference or computer webinar
 
For more information, visit here.
To register, visit here.
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, December 1, 2014.

Panel Discussion: Indigenous Nations, traditional values and modern systems, Dec 11, 2014

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Indigenous Nations, traditional values and modern systems
Join the Peter Wall Institute for a panel discussion on integrating traditional Indigenous values into modern governance systems, land management and economic development. The panelists include Gwen Philipps (Canada), Donna Flavell (New Zealand), Daryle Rigney (Australia), and Chris Caldwell (USA). The panelists will incorporate elements from personal experiences and information from the previous three days of the International Research Roundtable. There will also be a cultural sharing by Beau Dick.
 
Thursday, December 11, 9:00 – 11:30 AM
FIRST NATIONS LONGHOUSE
 
For more information, contact baillie.redfern@gmail.com or visit here.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, December 1, 2014.

Dr. Dwayne Donald: Homo Economicus and Curriculum for Survival, Dec 4, 2014

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Through story, Dr. Dwayne Donald will argue that curriculum thought and notions of human being-ness need to begin with acknowledging the more-than-human entities that give us life. He will focus on the main mythologies that have guided formal schooling and on the curricular promotion of market-informed notions of citizenship that continually overlook Indigenous ways of knowing. This event is part of the 2014-2015 Indigenous Scholars’ Series and is sponsored by the Faculty of Education.
 
Thursday, December 4, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
FIRST NATIONS LONGHOUSE
 
For more information, contact indigenous.education@ubc.ca
Dec 4, 2014 Presentation by Dr. Dwayne Donald