Events

Indigenous Existential Resistance: The Sundance Practice: July 3rd to July 15th, 2018

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Indigenous people face a difficult paradox related to the two challenges of surviving within individualist, competitive and consumerist societies while keeping alive alternative ways of knowing and being within them. The Sundance is one of the practices that affirms a different existential approach to life not defined by modern global capitalism.

This course combines lectures and seminars at UBC in Vancouver and a ten-day land-based experience in Southern Alberta, which includes a four-day observation of a Sundance ceremony.

Sundance Practice Flyer v2

For more information, contact Cash Ahenakew at: cash.ahenakew@ubc.ca

Registration now open! SAGE Writing Retreat @ UBC Longhouse (Vancouver, BC): April 28 & 29

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Registration is now open- space is limited to 20 participants!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sage-writing-retreat-tickets-45040198446

Join us on Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29 for dedicated time and space for Indigenous graduate students to write and develop their scholarly practice.

Highlights of this two-day retreat include:

  • help to articulate writing goals
  • peer sharing opportunities
  • one-on-one time to meet with faculty mentors for editing support
  • one yoga class per day
  • food and light snacks provided

 

Investigating Our Practices- Professional Development for Educators (Vancouver, BC): May 5, 2018

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On May 5th 2018, UBC will host the 21st Annual IOP Conference where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice.

The IOP conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. The final session of the conference will include large-group facilitated discussions on the most prominent conference sub-themes as identified by the presenters and participants.

http://iop.educ.ubc.ca

The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving @ MOA, UBC Vancouver- Closing day April 15, 2018

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Final curatorial tour for the Salish Weaving exhibition Thursday April 12 from 7-8pm, FREE with museum admission (admission is FREE for UBC students and all Indigenous people!).

Closing day and fashion show for the exhibition The Fabric of Our Land will be April 15, beginning at 1pm.

For more information visit: https://moa.ubc.ca/event/curator-tour-of-the-fabric-of-our-land-salish-weaving/

 

Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Saturday March 3 @ UBC Longhouse- Program Available Now!

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There are only a few days left before the 16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS). This year focuses on the Indigenous graduate student experience, with a highlight of our keynote speaker; Dr. Leroy Little Bear.

Limited tickets are still available, register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/16th-annual-indigenous-graduate-student-symposium-tickets-42581010950?ref=estw

Here is this year’s final program. As part of our efforts to be a sustainable and environmentally-friendly initiative, we encourage you to save the program to your mobile devices instead of printing.

IGSS 2018 Final Program

We hope to see you there!

SAGE Saturday: Feb 10 2018 – Exploring Academic Careers with Indigenous Scholars

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February 10th 9:30am – 2:30pm

Exploring Academic Careers with Indigenous Scholars at SFU Harbour Centre in Room (HC 2205)

Are you interested in learning more about how to plan for various academic roles and career pathways inside and outside academia? Our next SAGE meeting will be attended by four Indigenous academics who will discuss their roles and experiences in their current positions.

The intent of our session is to mutually explore the helpful and hindering aspects of academic career planning. Please come prepared to engage in dialogue and ask lots of questions. Lunch provided.

Panelists:
Dr. Verna Billy Minnibarriet (Secwepemc Nation) Educational Doctorate and is Vice President Academic & Strategic Partnerships at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.
Dr. Jeannie Morgan (Nisga’a) Ph.D. in Sociology and is currently a lecturer in the First Nations Studies Department at SFU.
Dr. Amy Parent (Nisga’a) Ph.D. in Education, is an Assistant Professor of Education at SFU and a recent postdoctoral fellow from UBC.
Dr. Alannah Young (Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Treaty #5 and former member of Peguis Anishinaabe, Treaty #1, in Manitoba) Ph.D. in Education and is currently doing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC.

Please RSVP to grad.sage@ubc.ca

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

SAGE Tea & Toast: Wednesday afternoons starting January 10 at the UBC Longhouse

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We are revamping Coffee and Catch Up- it will now be known as Tea and Toast!

There will also be a new time of 1230-200pm at the Longhouse. We will still meet every week on Wednesdays, and tea, coffee, and toast will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your lunch and join us for some social time with other Indigenous graduate students!

Please invite other Indigenous graduate students if they don’t know about SAGE, and encourage them to sign up for the SAGE mailing list so they can stay informed about all the SAGE events.

 

 

Call for Proposals: International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference (Spokane, WA, USA), Due December 4, 2017

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This conference is one that our program (Cultural Studies & Social Thought in Education at Washington State University) puts on and it is very friendly to graduate students. Call for proposals are due Dec 4, 2017 and the conference will be held on February 22-23, 2018 at Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights, WA (Spokane, WA). It will also feature Dr. Michael J. Dumas as our keynote! See the link and description below or attached flyer for more details.
 
Best regards,
Jeremiah
jeremiah.sataraka@wsu.edu
14th Annual International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference
 
The conference theme, Power and Cultural Politics in Antiracist and Decolonial Education and Educational Research: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Survival, invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops, and posters that share research that interrogates the cultural politics of education and engages scholarship that critically examines the relationships between knowledge, power, and experience in education for greater equity and justice. What is the role of education and of educational research in a public culture of dissent? How can oppositional pedagogies, or “pedagogies of dissent” (Mohanty, 2003) operate in the context of cultural politics? What does it look like in K-12 education and higher education? Presentations that interrogate the cultural politics of education and engage in questions of knowledge, power, and experience in education for greater equity and justice are especially welcomed.

Call for Proposals: 16th Annual IGSS @ UBC Vancouver

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Please find attached the Call for Proposals for the 16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS), to be held Saturday, March 3rd at UBC Vancouver.

The deadline to submit proposals is December 22, 2017 and successful presenters will be notified by January 31, 2018.

Please share this poster with your networks!

IGSS 2018 Call for Proposals

Canadian Common CV (CCV) Webinar for Indigenous Students and Researchers

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Friday, November 17, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (PST)
 
***This is a FREE webinar, but space is limited, so please register in advance***
 
There are limited spaces available through the videoconference host, so we are encouraging groups of three or more to get together in videoconference-compatible spaces (e.g. classrooms, offices, or designated videoconference rooms) to join the webinar through one shared log-in. 
We are happy to offer assistance with making arrangements for group participation. Feel free to get in touch at imnpn@uvic.ca