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Upcoming Doctoral Defenses: Karlee Dawn Fellner & Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua

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Friday, 18 March 2016 – 9:00am – Room 200

Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua
Department: Anthropology
Traversing the City: The Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires

Thursday, 24 March 2016 – 9:30am – Board Room, First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

Karlee Dawn Fellner
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Returning to Our Medicines:Decolonizing and Indigenizing Mental Health Services to Better Serve Urban Indigenous Communities

Call for Abstracts – Indigenous Studies – Chicago 2016. Due: Apr 30, 2016

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Call for Abstracts
Indigenous Studies Area – Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
Abstract Proposal deadline: April 30, 2016

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, to be at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O¹Hare (847-678-4488) from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

Papers may address any aspect of Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, and other Indigenous popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
Film
Television
New Media
Video Games, Blogging, YouTube
Fashion
Popular Literature
Radio shows
Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies
Popular Music

250 word abstracts may be submitted before or by April 30, 2016. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org.

Send questions and inquiries to the Area Chair, Anthony Adah at adahan@mnstate.edu

For more information about the conference, including how to submit to a different area, please visit the conference website at http://www.mpcaaca.org/conference.

Job – Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Studies and Indigenous Education – Faculty of Education, U of PEI.

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Tenure Track Position – Social Studies and Indigenous Education – Faculty of Education

Competition Number:
03A16
Position Type:
Academic Opening
Closing Date:
Monday, May 9, 2016
Date of Posting:
March 8, 2016
Department:
Faculty of Education
Position:
Tenure Track Position – Social Studies and Indigenous Education
The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning September 2016, pending budgetary approval.  To help us meet the growing demands of our programs, we are seeking a new colleague to join a dynamic and resourceful team of educators.

The ideal candidate will have expertise and experience teaching Bachelor of Education Social Studies methods and Indigenous education courses, as well as graduate-level education courses. Significant experience and understandings of Aboriginal curricula are required. A Bachelor of Education degree and a successful record of teaching in the K-12 context are also necessary. Candidates for this position will hold a doctoral degree in education or a related field, or be near completion (ABD), and should provide evidence of their program of research. Candidates should also have expertise and experience in developing and implementing projects that support Aboriginal educational needs. Strong collaborative skills for teamwork with faculty, students, staff, and community are expected. A valid driver’s license is required.

The Faculty of Education is committed to developing caring, compassionate and innovative teachers. We offer 12-month Bachelor of Education programs in English and French with specializations in Indigenous, International, and Adult Education; a Master of Education in course-based and thesis-based streams; and a PhD in Educational Studies. All programs have a strong focus on issues pertaining to diversity, equity and social justice in local and global communities.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Karen-Anne O’Halloran, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at kohalloran@upei.ca

Or mailed or faxed to:
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0349
Fax: (902) 566-0416

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the above prior to the closing date. Only complete files will be considered.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin May 9, 2016, however the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Intertextual Reading Group with Glen Coulthard. 1-2pm, March 8, 2016

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You are invited to join Dr. Glen Coulthard, who will read from his critically acclaimed book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Intertextual: Art in Dialogue is an ongoing reading group held across a range of visual art institutions in Vancouver that takes place between January and October 2016.

Dr. Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and part of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC. He has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory and radical social and political thought.

Tuesday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC

Volunteer Chaperones Wanted: Kirkness Science Camp

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Volunteers chaperons wanted: Evenings of May 15th to morning of May 20th
 
Kirkness Science Camp will be hosting about 16 Aboriginal students from across Canada at UBC May 16th to 20th.  They are looking for about 4 volunteer chaperons to joins from about 4:30 to 9:30 am in the morning.  This will mean lodging with students at Vanier for the week.  It will include meals for the week and lodging.  The days for the volunteers will be free to enjoy at beautiful UBC Vancouver campus.  Volunteers must be 21 or older and fill out a criminal records check form (through Kirkness there will be no charge for the criminal check form to the volunteer).
 
Please contact Carolyn Kenny with questions.  See more about the camp here: http://www.vernajkirkness.org/

Summer Course: Place-based learning in Huu-ay-aht Territory

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Summer Course: Place-based learning in Huu-ay-aht Territory

This intensive two-week course (Jul 24 to Aug 4) offered by the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre will give undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to engage directly in the emerging realm of place-based learning. The course is structured around foundational questions, such as, “How are people and place connected in ecologically unique landscapes?” and “What can we learn from the relationship between land, water, history, and contemporary revitalization efforts in the region?” Instructor: Dr. Tracy L. Friedel (UBC).

On-campus info sessions:

Wed, Feb 3, 5 – 6:30 PM, Room BIOL 2200
Thur, Feb 4, 5 – 6:30 PM, Room BUCH B210

For more information, email Meylin Zink Yi or call 604-728-3256.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 1, 2016

Public Lecture by Daryl Baldwin on February 22 – “Feature Speakers” Lecture Series. 11:30am, Feb 22, 2016

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We are delighted to announce that Daryl Baldwin is the next guest in the Future Speakers lecture series supported by the Dean of Arts. 

Daryl Baldwin is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, and Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His lecture, entitled “toopeeliyankwi, kati myaamiaataweeyankwi: We Succeed At Speaking The Myaamia Language,” will take place on Monday, February 22 at 11:30am in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the First Nations Longhouse. A free catered lunch will follow his talk at 1pm.
We would be grateful if you could help promote this event through your networks. We’ve attached the poster and digital signage.

Best regards,
The Faculty and Staff at the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program



The Museum of Anthropology, the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Anthropology present a new lecture series supported by the Dean of Arts, and in partnership with the First Nations House of Learning and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, to spark a conversation about the futures of Indigenous languages in the 21st century.

Future Speakers” highlights both the struggles and the successes of Indigenous language revitalization and looks to a future where these languages are not only spoken, but thrive. The Museum of Anthropology, the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Anthropology present a new lecture series supported by the Dean of Arts, and in partnership with the First Nations House of Learning and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, to spark a conversation about the futures of Indigenous languages in the 21st century.