Symposium

15th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium, March 10-11, 2017.

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Revitalizing, Remembering, and Retelling for Reconcili-Action

Friday, March 10, 2016  5:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2016  9:00 am – 5:00 pm,

 

This event will take place at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlil̓wətaʔɬ First Nations

 

Friday Evening Speaker – Khelsilem (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Language Teacher, Kwi Awt Stelmexw)

Saturday Key Note Speaker – Chief Robert Joseph (Reconciliation Canada Ambassador)

 

In the era of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action – including calls for universities to act – we ask symposium attendees and presenters to consider the following theme: ‘Revitalizing, Remembering, and Retelling for Reconcili-Action’. This year the Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS) invites submissions that explore transformation through ‘Reconcili-Action’ by thinking about how research interacts with the TRC Calls to Action and how this process shapes research and experiences in the academy. 

Please let us know if you have any questions: grad.sage@ubc.ca

Hosted by the IGSS Planning Committee & SAGE (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement)

Simon Fraser University, The University of British Columbia and SAGE Partnership

Indigenous Resurgence in an Age of Reconciliation, Pre-symposium and Symposium events – March 15-18, 2017.

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Pre-Symposium Event: Landsdowne Lecture with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

March 15th 5:00 pm, First Peoples House, Ceremonial Hall

Hosted by the Department of Political Science

Freedom Sings: Land/Bodies/Resurgence

This talk will explore Indigenous resurgence and nationhood through story, song and video. Leanne will discuss resurgence as an ongoing intervention into the colonial project by sharing works from her recent album f(l)ight (RPM Records), her new book of short stories This Accident of Being Lost (House of Anansi) and her forthcoming academic work on the The Radical Resurgence Project (UMP Press). More information about Leanne Simpson.

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Symposium: Indigenous Resurgence in an Age of Reconciliation March 15-18, 2017

  • This symposium will bring together many prominent Indigenous scholars in the fields of Political Science, Law and Indigenous Governance to consider the long intellectual tradition of Indigenous resurgence within these fields while looking toward new directions in consideration of the challenges and possibilities produced in the era of reconciliation. The aim in hosting this event is to cultivate an environment for productive discussion of a central concern facing Indigenous resurgence: our relationships with creation (land, water, animals, ancestors) and how these relationships have been impacted by reconciliation politics.

Speakers: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, Dian Million, Sheryl Lightfoot, Christine O’Bonsawin, Taiaiake Alfred, Glen Coulthard, Sarah Hunt, Aimee Craft, Audra Simpson, Hayden King, Nick Claxton, Hokulani Aikau, Daniel Heath Justice. This event will take place at the University of Victoria at the First Peoples House from March 15th to 18th 2017. No registration is required, and the event is free.

More info…

 

CFP: Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS)

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10th Annual Symposium

“Intercultural Research: Looking Back, Looking Forward.”

Friday, May 9, 2014

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The University of British Columbia (SWINGS Bldg Venue TBA)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are accepting submissions for presentations (20 minutes) followed by discussion (10 minutes) on topics related to intercultural issues. The theme for this year, “Intercultural Research: Looking Back, Looking Forward” is intentionally broadly-stated so as to provide a forum where multiple perspectives from across a spectrum of issues can be shared and discussed.

Reports on small/large-scale research projects, research proposals, preliminary results of ongoing work, or teaching workshops on intercultural topics are all welcome. While the working language of the Symposium is English, we encourage proposals that are written in French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Summaries of presentations and selected peer reviewed full papers will be published in the online 2014 CILS Symposium proceedings after the symposium.

Your submission should include:

 Your name(s)

 Your affiliation(s) (e.g. UBC, Department of Asian Studies)

 Format of presentation (paper or workshop)

 A title (max. 10 words)

 Abstract of your proposed presentation (max. 250 words)

 Short description (max. 100 words) for inclusion in the program

 Keywords (up to five)

 A/V needs (all presenters will be asked to supply their own laptops). All rooms are equipped with digital projectors.

Proposals will be reviewed as they are received and authors notified as soon as possible.

This Call for Papers closes on February 28, 2013. Submit your proposal by February 28 at: cils.ubc@ubc.ca

If you have any questions, please email Natalia Balyasnikova at сils.ubc@ubc.ca

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