October UBC Museum of Anthropology

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Exhibitions

The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
October 25, 2013 – March 30, 2014 | MOA
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | MOA
In 1949, the Cuban writer and ethno-musicologist, Alejo Carpentier (1904 – 1980), coined the term the “marvellous real” to describe a particular kind of magic realism that is manifest in the arts and everyday life of Latin America. Eluding the expected through bizarre amalgamations, improbable juxtapositions, and fantastic correlations, the marvellous real is, as Carpentier said, “neither beautiful nor ugly; rather, it is amazing because it is strange.” Read more

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Residential School
Until March 2, 2014 | MOA

This exhibition has grown out of a unique opportunity to present the personal experiences of First Nations children who attended St. Michael’s Indian Residential School. During the late 1930’s, one student at the school had a camera and photographed many of her friends and classmates there. The photos provide a rare and moving glimpse of residential school life through the eyes of students as they made a life for themselves away from families and home communities. Read more

Programs

Opening Reception: The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | MOA
Join us to celebrate the opening of The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011. Read moreCurator Tour: Everything Strange, Everything Amazing
Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm – 2:00pm | MOA
Co-curators Nicola Levell and Anthony Shelton will give a tour of the exhibition The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011, and discuss their unique approach to the display of 20th-century Mexican art. Read moreDia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, November 2, 11:00am – 4:00pm | MOA
For many traditional Mesoamerican cultures, dying represents a continuation of this life in a different, parallel realm. Every year, these two realms connect in a celebration commonly known as Day of the Dead, a festivity with ancient, pre-Columbian roots. Read more

MOA Staff Tours
Tuesdays | MOA
Learn about MOA’s collections from a different staff member every week. Read more
October 1: Mawuena Glymin, IT Manager
October 8: Mauray Toutloff, Conservator
October 15: Pam Brown, Curator, Pacific Northwest
October 22: Bill McLennan, Curator, Pacific Northwest
October 29: Karen Duffek, Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest

The Healthy Aboriginal Network – Non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness

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The Healthy Aboriginal Network is excited to release a new resource today. And for those of you that were on vacation this summer, or just weren’t able to check out our other near-release resources, two re-releases:

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) poster series

We were tremendously lucky to receive funding this spring to create a UNCRC poster series, with an Aboriginal youth focus. There are 42 posters in all – one for each Right. Please check out www.thehealthyaboriginal.net/UNCRC to see a preview. We are selling the posters in sets of 42 (no individual poster sales) for around $228, which includes shipping and taxes. If you are interested in buying a set please send an email to sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net with your address and we will send you an invoice. If you are having trouble seeing the new pages, refresh your browser (that swirly icon to the far right of the website you’re visiting).

Financial literacy comic book

We all think we know what happens to our money – how much we make and where we spend it. And if we’re asked whether impulse buys and payday loans are a good idea, we all likely know that the answer is ‘no’. But making the right decision at the right time can be hard to do. In The Game Plan, check out how money all finally makes sense to Jake once he relates it to his lacrosse aspirations. There is a preview and pricing at www.thehealthyaboriginal.net and the book can be ordered by sending an email with your address to sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net.

Residential school comic book and augmented reality rear cover

With so much attention on the Reconciliation Canada event in Vancouver this September, we thought it prudent to remind people that we released a residential school book this spring. The story is similar to testimony heard at the Truth and Reconciliation events, so it can be a tough story to read. But if you’re looking to educate youth on what happened to us as Native people, you’ll have a hard time finding a better resource. There is a preview and pricing at www.thehealthyaboriginal.net. Please send an email to sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net with your address if you’d like to order.

There is also a bonus on the rear outside cover. To see it, download the free Layar App from the store on your Android or iPhone. Open the App and point the camera at our cover (also available here – www.thehealthyaboriginal.net/augmented/images/IRS_ad.pdf) to trigger a survivor’s story. You won’t be disappointed.

We hope you continue to find us relevant to youth’s needs,

Sean Muir

Executive Director

3240 Comox Road    Courtenay , BC   V9N 3P8

Phone 250-941-8881   sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net

A BC incorporated non-profit Society

Director, National Research Centre of Indian Residential Schools – Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)

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The salary range for this position (EMAPS Level) is $76,871-$138,179.

University of Manitoba

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum masters level or advanced degree required.
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least seven years of relevant experience, primarily in First Nations/Metis/lnuit organizations in a policy, programming, research, administrative, negotiation or leadership role required.
  • Experience in public speaking, advocacy, report writing and event planning are required.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong community connections is required.
  • Financial/budget management experience is required.
  • Experience in identifying and developing partnerships to develop new initiatives and secure funding is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the media is desirable.
  • Experience in the strategic planning, development and implementation of communications plans are desirable.
  • Experience in publications management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures in accounting is an asset.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals and groups in culturally diverse social, political, professional, NGO and educational environments.
  • Strong multi-tasking, time-management and organizational skills are required.
  • Proficiency with various software applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn additional programs (including website management) are required.
  • Ability to perform accounts reconciliation and fund maintenance are required.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, students and the public required.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem solving abilities required, as well as being able to foresee upcoming situations and take initiative in handling them.
  • Ability to learn and implement university regulations and policies.

OTHER JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE PREFERRED:

  • Indian Residential School Survivor an asset.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for co-ordination between university departments, external, working towards establishing the new (NRC) National Research Centre.
  • Responsible for the negotiation of renovations.
  • Liaise with current university archivists, the TRC, residential school survivors and partners outside the university, coordination of transfer of electronic, physical records and liaison with university archivists, IST, the TRC and partners outside the university, develops relationships  with  new  partners, helps build an effective governance structure for the NRC.
  • Assist in further start-up activities, responsible for community development including; relationships with survivors, Elders and First Nations, Metis, Inuit and non-status communities.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Centre including; development of  department’s budget, strategic plan, hiring, development of staff, managing staff performance, communications programs, providing leadership to staff to ensure coordinated effort towards the realization of the Centre’s goals and objectives, works in consultation with the NRC Head of Archives and Head of Research.

Closing date: November 15, 2013.

To apply for this position and for further information please visit https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=3361.

For more information on this and other opportunities, please visit: umanitoba.ca/employment