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Cultures of Reconciliation: Academic, Artistic, Activist

September 26, 2013 to September 27, 2013

The Humanities Research Unit presents a conference:
Cultures of Reconciliation:
Academic, Artistic, Activist

Image credit: Rebecca Belmore. Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to their Mother, 1991, 1992, 1996, Wooden megaphone, two meters wide.

September 26-27, 2013
Session locations:
Grad Commons, Emmanuel & St. Chad
1337 College Drive, University of Saskatchewan
& Mendel Art Gallery

All conference sessions are free and open to the public.
Sessions begin at 9:00am daily.
Please contact Len Findlay (info below) for full program details.

Conference Program: 

Thursday 26 September, Graduate Commons (9:30am-5:30pm); Mendel Art Gallery (7:30-9:00pm)
9:30am Welcome and elder’s prayer
10.00 to 11.30 am Plenary presentations: Sakej Henderson, Director, Native Law Centre, U of S; and Sheelah Mclean and Alex Wilson (#idlenomore)
Noon: Lunch on your own
2.00 to 3.30 pm: Panel: Academic impacts: Envisaging, Contributing, Editing, Promoting: Jennifer Henderson (Carleton University), Pauline Wakeham (Western University), Ayumi Goto (Simon Fraser University)
3.30 to 4.00pm Nourishment break; book browsing
4.00 to 5.30 pm Panel: Performance as Praxis: Dana Claxton, Adrian Stimson, Lori Blondeau
7:30 to 9 pm Mendel Panel and Reception: Performing, Documenting, Curating: Rebecca Belmore, Ashok Mathur (Thompson Rivers University), and Jen Budney (Associate Curator, Mendel Gallery)

Friday 27 September, Graduate Commons, Emmanuel and St Chad
9.00 to 10.30am Panel: Academic Impacts: Faculty, Students, Curriculum, Research: Dan McDonald (Vancouver island University; Aboriginal Working Group rep., CAUT), Marie Battiste (U of S), Omeasoo Butt (U of S), Max FineDay President, U of S Students Union
10.30 to 11.00 am: Nutrition Break, book browsing
11.00 to 12.30 pm: Panel: Community-University Impacts: Isobel Findlay (CUISR and Edwards School of Business, U of S); Tomas Borsa (U of S alumnus and independent film maker); Nancy Van Styvendale (U of S)
12.30 to 2 pm Lunch on your own
2.00 to 3.30 pm: Panel: Is Your Work Going Anywhere? Presenters and Grad Students
3.30 to 4 pm Nutrition Break, book browsing
4 to 5.30 pm Cultures of Activism, Reconciliation, and Redistribution: Roy Miki (Simon Fraser U), Keavy Martin (U of Alberta), Tasha Hubbard (U of S)

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