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Through an Indigenous Woman's Lens: Revitalizing Our Relationship with Water by Tasha Beeds
Posted on 2019-01-08 in Events
Jan 23, 2019
Literature Matters - January 23, 2019. Image by Anishinaabe storyteller Isaac Murdoch.
Talks by Members
of the Department of English
Through an Indigenous Woman's Lens:
Revitalizing Our Relationship with Water Using
Movement, Song and Story
by Tasha Beeds
Wed, Jan 23
Grace Westminster United Church
(Social Hall, 505 10th St)
Tasha Beeds will facilitate an Indigenous-centred, gender inclusive space to share her experiences of Water Walking under the tutelage of Anishinaabe Nibi Ogimaa-Kwe Josephine Mandamin. Audience members will learn how contemporary manifestations of Indigenous Ceremonies can precipitate profound change and how audience members themselves can enter or reinforce a relationship with the water.
Tasha Beeds is of nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) ancestry. As a 2nd level member of the Minweyweywigaan Midewiwin Lodge and a Water Walker, she is dedicated to moving in Ceremony for the Waters and the Earth and for the continual resurgence, revitalization of Indigenous knowledges, thought, and sovereignty. Tasha believes Indigenous ways of being in the world hold the keys to collective and individual healing. Currently, she is a Professor in Indigenous literatures in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan.
The Water Walker image used for the poster is by Anishinaabe storyteller Isaac Murdoch, who makes his images available for water and land
protectors to use freely for water or land protection actions. Murdoch created this particular image specifically for Tasha Beeds' Water Walk.
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