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Fall 2018 Colloquium Seminar of Coast Salish Oral History In Research

September 14, 2018
  • Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Date: Tuesdays
  • Location: AQ 5067 (Ellen Gee Room), SFU Burnaby
  • Cost: Free and open to all

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is hosting Fall 2018 Colloquium Seminar on illuminating Coast Salish oral history of the recent past and oral history of the distant past in research. Indigenous graduate students are especially welcome!

Dr. Dara Kelly
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Business, SFU Beedie School of Business
Each living generation lives through and contributes to the stories of the ancestors, just as they lived through and contributed to the stories of theirs. Likewise, each voice in oral history research (including the researcher’s) is valued for their individual insights, but all are also part of an interconnected story guided by the wisdom of elders past, present and future who pass on the Teachings as a foundation for all Coast Salish knowledge.

Son Vivienne
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, RMIT, Melbourne
Non-binary gender identities pose challenges for provision of education, health services and citizenship in Australia and globally, and yet gender-diverse stories proliferate in a multitude of online spaces and are increasingly visible in mainstream media. Drawing on creative mixed methods from social media storytelling to selfie exhibitions, this research explores new ‘beyond-dualistic’ ways of being neither wholly male/female or online/offline. Privileging gender-diverse voices at sites of social change, it canvasses implications for legal self-identification processes and ramifications for archives and data collections, past and future.

Ahalya Satkunaratnam
Professor, Contemporary Cultural Studies, Division of Arts and Humanities, Quest University Canada
In this paper, narratives of Sri Lanka and its 26-year civil war between the state and the separatist group, the LTTE, are understood and undone through an exploration of the stories of dancing and dancers. As the war produced and maintained narratives in order to sustain a project of exclusion beyond and within the state’s borders— dance and dancing reveals a counter narrative that allows for more nuanced story, one that is complicated by practices of and desires for inclusion, one that is inherently transnational in movement and inspiration.

For more information, see the event poster below:

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