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CFP – Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance – Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives. Due: Dec 31, 2016

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A Conference Organized by the University of Silesia,  Poland  and the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

April 26-28, 2017, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec campus

Second Call for Proposals

Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance –Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and  Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives.

Confirmed Speaker: Tomson Highway (Cree)

“Storytelling is at the  core of decolonizing,  because it is a process of remembering, visioning and creating a just reality […] [it] becomes a lens through which we can envision our way out of cognitive imperialism” (Simpson 89)

The first of the intended series of conferences dedicated to the exploration of the complexity of Indigenous cultures of North America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe – is a joint project of the Department of English and Indigenous Affairs Office, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada,  and the  Canadian Studies Centre, Department of American and Canadian Studies, Theatrum Research Group and the Centre for the Study of Minor Cultures at the University of Silesia (US),  Poland. As Canadian and Polish scholars and educators working in the fields of  Indigenous, minor, and transcultural literary and cultural studies, we propose that the first conference will explore the traditional and contemporary expressions of culture in Indigenous America,  specifically Canada, and in the Eastern/Central European territory of Upper Silesia, specifically Poland, with a primary focus on the  acts of resistance, survival and celebration of culture as enacted in storytelling, drama, theatre and performance (DTP). Performance is interpreted broadly including traditional and contemporary music and dance as well as festival events understood as modes of cultural storytelling. We envision the event as a meeting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars representing a variety of disciplines  and Indigenous Canadian and Upper Silesian storytellers, writers,  artists, performers,  educators and community members.

Our aim is to explore the richness of Indigenous expressions of culture in storytelling and DPT in Canada and Upper Silesia. We believe that the transcultural dialogue between scholars, artists and educators of marginalized cultures will be an enriching learning experience for all,  but especially for Upper Silesians, colonized by diverse powers throughout history, whose most recent struggle for recognition,  including the processes of cultural and linguistic revitalization, can benefit from such transcultural encounters.

The exploration of Canadian scholarship on Indigenous literatures and cultures, and especially the work of Indigenous playwrights, artists, performers, scholars/critics and educators is of great interest to the critics of minor/ Indigenous literatures and cultures in Europe. We believe that in spite of many differences between Indigenous cultures of America and minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe, critical insights and analytical tools offered by Indigenous research methodologies, epistemologies and pedagogical theories  can provide instructive,  alternative ways of approaching the under-studied and under-theorized works of European minor/Indigenous writers, performers and artists. A panel discussion by specialists in this area will explore diverse perspectives on these complex issues.

Prospective participants are invited to submit proposals for traditional and non-traditional presentations that broadly address the theme of the conference. Submissions from graduate and postgraduate students at any stage of their research are welcome. The following list of topics should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor prescriptive:

  • Re-reading and re-writing of history in DTP
  • Poetics, aesthetics and politics of identity construction in DTP
  • Storytelling, drama, theatre and performance as tools of decolonization and pedagogy
  • Storytelling as a repository and archive of Indigenous knowledge
  • Interrogating the concept of indigeneity: theorizing indigenous and minor cultures perspectives
  • Indigeneity of Upper Silesia
  • Transindigeneity and a dialogue of cultures
  • Indigenous ontology, epistemology, axiology, and methodology and their translation into storytelling and DTP
  • Use of oral traditions, stories,  culture and history to promote activism
  • Inventing home through stories and performance: a decolonizing approach to DTP
  • Performing history and re-visioning of community memories DTP
  • The role of the storytelling and DTP in the cultural revival of Canadian Indigenous cultures
  • The role of the storytelling and DTP in the cultural revival of Upper Silesian culture and language
  • (De)Construction of cultural identity in storytelling and DTP
  • Traditional knowledge and values in storytelling and DTP
  • Indigenous/ local knowledge and traditional and contemporary expressions of culture
  • Performance of identity and  language recovery and revitalization
  • Language recovery and revitalization and identity construction
  • Methodological practices of Native Performance Culture (NPC) as a possible model for the Upper Silesian expressions of culture
  • Diversity of the traditional Indigenous forms of cultural expression in the contemporary Canadian Indigenous and Upper Silesian DTP
  • Theories of affect and the enactment of Indigenous cultures in storytelling and DTP
  • Traditional knowledge versus folklore and its performance
  • Folklore and theatre
  • The role of folklore in preserving Indigenous and minor cultures
  • The condition of ritual in theatre – Canadian Indigenous and Slavic perspectives
  • Contemporary storytelling methods in DTP
  • The poetics of place and aesthetic values
  • Poetic auto-creation and mythologizing of Indigenous cultures and landscapes
  • Indigenous values and cosmologies and their translation into DTP
  • Heritage tourism and storytelling
  • Cultural festivals and their role in preserving and inventing cultures

With a comparative project in mind, we are initiating new avenues of research related to the marginalized local/ indigenous/minor cultures of Eastern/Central Europe studied in the context of Indigenous cultures of North America. We hope this pioneering venture in will lead to a greater understanding of the Indigenous and minor cultures functioning within major dominant national narratives of Canada and Poland.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

University of Silesia:                                         University of the Fraser Valley                                      

Eugenia Sojka

Aneta Głowacka                                            Michelle LaFlamme

Sabina Sweta Sen                                             Shirley Swelchalot Shxwha:yathel Hardman

Rafał Madeja

 

Deadline for abstracts:  December 31st 2016 ;

Notification of acceptance:  January 6th 2017

 

Please send proposals to: indigenoustheatre2017poland@gmail.com

 

Proposal submission address: 

(i) Individual proposals should be 250-300 words.

(ii) For panels, in English, or Polish, please send the title of the panel and a 250-word presentation explaining the overall focus together with a 250-300 word abstract for each participant.

(iii) Please attach a short bio to your conference paper proposal.

All files should be clearly marked with the applicants’ name. Please make sure the files are in the PDF format.

 

Registration fee: covering welcome reception, all conference materials, coffee breaks, and conference banquet.

  • $ 250 US – full time faculty
  • $125 US – students and part-time faculty

Publication: selected papers based on the conference presentations will be published in a refereed  monograph.

The conference website will be opened shortly.

 

 

 

 

CFP – Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism; 6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium Currents of Resistance, Due: Jan 13, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS Due: January 13, 2017

6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Currents of Resistance, Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism

April 13-14, 2017 UC Davis

 

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, to be held on the UC Davis campus on April 13-14, 2017. We welcome proposals from current graduate students and tribal college students from across the globe whose research critically addresses the issues, concerns, and lives of indigenous peoples worldwide.

 

This year’s theme, “Currents of Resistance, Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism” draws inspiration and guidance from the affirmation “Mni Wiconi” or “Water is Life,” a call heard and repeated across the globe in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux actively resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline. This and previous struggles continue to connect indigenous activists and allies around the causes of Native sovereignty, environmental protection, land reclamation, and justice for indigenous peoples who have been brutalized and criminalized for fighting for the right to exist. Like rivers meeting the sea, Native and non-Native currents of resistance, activism and justice are coming together, uniting our voices as we find each other. It is in this spirit of unity that we extend our call for papers across and beyond Turtle Island. Some of the questions we hope to explore during this year’s symposium include:

 

● What are decolonial and indigenized correctives for current globalized neoliberalism?

● How can we indigenize the voices of resistance and justice against the calls of moderation and modernization?

● How do indigenous peoples work together to create sacred spaces for intellectual metamorphosis?

● How do indigenous communities and allies come together to mobilize indigenous knowledge for change?

These and many other questions call upon the wisdom and efforts of our diverse communities and relatives.

 

Graduate students from all disciplines from universities worldwide are encouraged to participate in this international dialogue. Presentations should be 12-15 minutes in length.

Possible areas of interest may include (but are not limited to):

 

Arts/Artists/Creative Expressions

Performance/Theater

Activist/ Social Movements

Indigenous Methodologies/Interpretations

Colonization/Internal Colonization/Decolonization

Queer Theory

Survivance

Women/Gender/Sexuality

Community Development/Empowerment

Racial/physical/economic/political borders

Native American Studies Pedagogy

Culture/Language Preservations

Critical Theory/Philosophy/Worldviews

Animal Studies

Tourism and Native Communities

Representations in popular culture

Histories

Social media/technologies

Immigration

Literatures

Sovereignties/Autonomies

Structural Inequalities

 

Diverse presentation formats are encouraged:

● Paper or oral presentations

● Workshops

● Roundtables or panels

● Showcasing creative work

To submit your abstract, please click here.

CFP – Curriculum Matters: Race, Place, and Belonging “South” of the Border, Due: Dec 11, 2017

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Monday, April 24 – Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: AAACS 2017

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

 

Priority Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cut-Off for Submissions:  Sunday, January 8, 2017


Curriculum Matters: Race, Place, and Belonging “South” of the Border

Curriculum matters.  Race matters.  Place matters.  Epistemologies matter. And matter also matters of indigeneity, immigration and epistemicide—of the South, at the borders, and beyond.  Through this year’s conference theme—inspired, too, by the place of our convening and work of our colleagues (t)here; we invite participants to inquire, critique, ponder, dream, converse and create together through and from attention to these matters.  Herein, we aim to not only continue from last year conversations regarding our ethical, and historical, engagements (AAACS 2016), but also to further those of our affiliate and sister organizations respecting the current tasks of the curriculum theorist (IAACS 2015), where curriculum theory and its labor, in fact, stand in the present moment (Bergamo 2016)—as well as in those to come; and demands to “colour” curriculum, interrogating places therein of power, privilege and supremacy (C&P 2016).  We, too, seek responsiveness to/in a contemporary scene wherein much is contested, conflicted, complexified, and produced as nonexistent among us, particularly perhaps in the U.S./”America”, as pertains to race, place, indigeneity, immigration and epistemology—especially concerning difference, equity, solidarity and social and cognitive justice; and possibly no more so than in the “othered” South.

For example, while restorations of particular nations of the Global North have been acknowledged and taken up—and this, via the curriculum—in Canada, which necessarily involves listening to and learning from indigenous knowledges (the fruit of which was so beautifully shared at IAACS 2015), as well as in Australia (the place of our upcoming IAACS 2018 convening); such efforts are virtually nonexistent in the US, where one could argue indigeneity is largely still rendered invisible and thus inarticulable.  And we suffer still in this context without any redress—with even much repressive regress—respecting generations of racial violence, suffering and oppression.  Such questions too might be brought to bear at the borders, as it were, liminal spaces and fluid if not fractured places wherein epistemologies of the South, and of language and of citizenship, are deeply implicated, and such also with respect to education, curriculum and pedagogy.

We welcome, of course, as always, proposals on any current curriculum studies scholarship, and encourage provocative, stimulating and surprising conference formats; critical and creative conversations among us that may initiate healing and transformation, and illumine new paths and possibilities for us from within our midst.

 

Proposals are being accepted through

AAACS 2017 Proposal Guide

To submit your proposal, please follow the link: https://goo.gl/forms/EPUE2pKTZstyHObh1

For questions/inquiry regarding the conference and/or call for proposals, please email conference and program committee email at: AAACScallforproposals@gmail.com

Your proposal automatically registers you as a member of AAACS—there are presently no dues.  With membership in AAACS (www.aaacs.org) comes membership in IAACS (The International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies).

 

 

Call for Abstracts – WIPCE Conference in Toronto. Due: Aug 31st, 2016

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The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) 2017 will be hosted by  Six Nations Polytechnic and Tap Resources on July 24th – July 29th, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 31st, 2016.

Six Nations Polytechnic and TAP Resources are excited to host the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education – the most prestigious Indigenous education event the world has to offer!

We are very grateful to the Native Hawaiian Education Association, WIPCE 2014 host, for their kindness, generosity, wisdom and most of all, their friendship as we transition to 2017.

Our team is working hard to plan an exceptional experience that showcases Indigenous peoples of this territory and beyond, with assistance from Tourism Toronto, sponsors and community partners.

Please check our website frequently for news, updates, and more! http://www.wipce2017.com/

Let the adventure begin – We look forward to sharing an exciting and unforgettable experience with you in Toronto, 2017!

CTLT Summer Institute, August 22-25, 2016

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Program + Registration

The week-long CTLT Summer Institute, taking place August 22-25, 2016, is designed for educators who are new to teaching at UBC or are interested in renewing their teaching approaches. Explore and share fundamental teaching and learning practices through workshops and information sessions.

All events are free and take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) on UBC’s Vancouver Campus.

Schedule of Events

View and register for events below or download the complete 2016 CTLT Summer Institute Schedule of Events.
Schedule of Events (PDF)

Guiding Class Discussions

9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In many disciplines “Discussions” are a critical component of the curriculum. But, how do you facilitate as a TA a discussion effectively to stay on track, to motivate all students to speak and to balance student participation at the same time? Please join us for this interactive workshop to explore and learn more about these topics.
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Welcome to Teaching at UBC

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

At this welcome session you will be introduced to what you need to know to teach your first course at UBC.
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UBC Studios Open House

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBC Studios, Main Studio, Room 0110

With support from the provost office, UBC Studios has recently setup new educational media support services and studios at no charge for all UBC faculty and staff. This studio tour will introduce you to our current and new services and facility.
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Developing Course Goals and Learning Objectives

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

As you design or redesign your course, have you considered what you intend your students should take away from your course? What they should be able to know/do/feel by the end?
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Developing a Learning-Centered Syllabus

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students. It also sets forth your responsibilities and those of your students.
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Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, the distinctions and similarities between research and teaching as a scholarly activity will be discussed and we will provide some tools to help you move your SoTL project forward.
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Marking Papers and Giving Feedback

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this workshop, we will review a few strategies that will help you keep your grades consistent, provide feedback that helps students learn from their mistakes as well as their successes, and do it all in a way that saves you both time and energy.
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Teaching with Teaching Assistants (for Faculty)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, we will explore what instructors and students expect from their TAs, key elements of the TA contract, and how we can enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs.
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TA-Instructor Working Relationships (for TA’s)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) that structure the TA-Instructor relationship, develop effective communication strategies, including feedback and building professional interpersonal skills, all with the aim of helping you to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with.
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LT Hub Open House

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Come and visit the LT Hub staff to learn more about our wide range of services and support. Not sure how learning technologies can support your teaching practice? Talk to skilled and knowledgeable LT educational consultants about integrating learning technologies into your face-to-face, blended or online course.
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Giving a Guest Lecture/Presentation

9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this session, we will provide you with some practical strategies for planning a well-organized presentation that is focused, on point, and memorable. You will also discuss some of the common challenges in giving a good presentation, and develop some strategies you can use to manage anxiety when giving your presentation.
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Assessment and Evaluation

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this workshop, you will develop a course assessment plan, including both formative and summative assessment, that aligns with your intended course learning outcomes, goals or objectives.
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Participatory Learning Techniques for Flipped and Blended, Face to Face Environment

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this workshop, we will guide the reflection, the discussion, and the design of appropriate active learning techniques that are best for the learners, for the courses, and for different learning environments.
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Indigenous food trading, sharing and discussions, at Enowkin, Penticton. July 13 & 14, 2016

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1. July 13 – Following the leadership of the BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS), the proposed Gathering of Indigenous Food Trading and Sharing (GIFTS) is being planned on July 13, 2016. GIFTS will provide the time and space for Indigenous harvesters to trade and share Indigenous foods and knowledge generated in inter-tribal trade relationships. The gathering is a traditional camp style gathering with free camping and all meals provided. We welcome contributions of Indigenous foods to contribute to the feasts.

Building on the conversational learning and ancient traditional trade practices and protocols, the WGIFS will realize more fully how the social and cultural values encoded within traditional trading and giving economies can inform the development of mutual aid networks. The intention is to increase the number of trading relationships in traditional trade networks, and apply an innovative approach to 1). addressing one or more of the social determinants of health, and 2). advocating for conservation of Indigenous bio-cultural heritage in the land and food system research, action and policy proposals.
2. July 14 – We are excited to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Strategic Meeting of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, BC, home of our very first Indigenous food sovereignty conference that took place in August of 2006. The WGIFS would like to thank the Syilx Nation and En’owkin Centre for their generous hospitality, as well as our financial sponsor the First Nations Health Authority.
The 10th annual WGIFS Strategic meeting is being planned on the day following GIFTS (July 14), and will provide the time and space to network and introduce the innovative concepts and vision of the project, and increase awareness and sensitivity to the diverse socio-political realities and cultures that are affirmed in Indigenous relationships to food, land, and inter-tribal trading and giving economies.
3. July 15, 16 & 17 – The 10th annual WGIFS meeting and GIFTS will lead into the 18th Annual BC Food Systems Network Gathering being planned for July 15, 16, & 17 at the same venue. Following the theme of Reconciling Cultures:Reconnecting Foodscapes, the BCFSN Gathering will provide the time and space for WGIFS members and Indigenous participants to reconcile Indigenous food systems with sustainable agri-food system issues, concerns, situations and strategies.
The cross cultural conversations will increase community resiliency by flexing our ability to overcome cross cultural learning tension and identify potential that exists within the gaps of knowledge where Indigenous food system meets the rapidly expanding movement of sustainable agriculture.
To RSVP reply to this message ASAP or visit our facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/507787819405373/
To learn more about Indigenous food sovereignty visit our website: http://indigenousfoodsystems.org/
To register for the BC Food Systems Network Gathering go online to website address: http://bcfsn.org/annual-gathering/

Dawn Morrison,

BC Food Systems Network

Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

C/O 555 East 55th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C, V5X 1N6
Mobile: 778.879.5106
Email: dmo6842@gmail.com
Website: www.indigenousfoodsystems.org

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Call for Submissions – Decolonizing Conference at OISE/U of T. Due: June 30, 2016

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CIARS 2016 “DECOLONIZING CONFERENCE”

SAVE THE DATE: November 3-5th, 2016


SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

 

The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) invites submissions for the 2016 “Decolonizing Conference”. The Decolonizing Conference is taking place at OISE/U of T from November 3-5th, 2016, with a pre-conference happening Nov. 2. We invite participation from Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Artists, and Activists to engage the central theme of the conference, and we offer a wide range of submission categories.
Conference Theme | “Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance” 

Speakers | Keynotes Taiaiake Alfred, Joyce E. King, Walter D. Mignolo
Featured Speakers (and more!) |
Haydon King, Jose Aylwin, Andrea Davis, Sandy Grande, Afua Cooper, Carl James, Njoki Wane, Peter McLaren, Lee Maracle, Sherene Razack, Eve Tuck

Submission Categories

1. Individual papers

2. Individual posters

3. Group poster sessions

4. Group panel sessions

5. Workshops (aimed at enhancing Undergraduate/Graduate Student learning)

6. Other Critical Contributions: Arts-based Installations and Other New Media (Poetry, Songs, Dance, audio-based media such as podcasts, Visual media such as Film)


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online: $50 Faculty and $25 Students

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