MATE Event

Indigenous Literature and Film Festival 2019

October 29, 2019

On Friday, October 25th, prospective and current SFU Master of Arts for Teachers of English (MATE) students, as well as faculty, came out to the 2019 Indigenous Literature and Film Festival.

Ktunaxa-Secwepemc writer Emalene Manuel, Cree-Métis scholar Deanna Reder, and Métis mixed blood poet Joanne Arnott launched a new book by Vera Manuel (1948-2010), a Ktunaxa-Secwepemc writer at the forefront of Residential School writing who did groundbreaking work as a dramatherapist and healer.
Sheldon Wuttunee, educator and former Chief of the Red Pheasant Cree First Nation, traveled all the way from Saskatoon to share his insights into the many miscarriages of justice that followed the death of Coulten Boushie, a young Cree man who died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley's rural property with his friends.
Sheldon Wuttunee speaking about Tasha Hubbard's multiple award-winning film, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up. Sheldon continues to actively support the Boushie family in their pursuit of justice.
Keynote speaker Joyce (Kicya7) Schneider, offering practical and ethical strategies on how to think through and practice Indigenous Protocols in the classroom and beyond.