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Posted on 04 May 2018 in sca event

Dr. Alex Wilson: Public Talk

Relationality, Reconciliation and Anti-Oppressive Education

15 May 2018 – 15 May 2018, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
FREE

Dr. Alex Wilson: Public Talk

Please join us for FREE public talk by Dr. Alex Wilson, followed by a reception.

Dr. Alex Wilson, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, is a professor with the Department of Educational Foundations and the Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Her scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about two spirit identity, 'coming-in' theory, history and teachings, Indigenous research methodologies, and the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples. She is one of many organizers with the Idle No More movement, integrating radical education movement work with grassroots interventions that prevent the destruction of land and water. She is particularly focused on educating about and protecting the Saskatchewan River Delta and supporting community based food sovereignty efforts. Having co-developed a Masters program in Land-Based Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Wilson is now in the process of creating an international Indigenous Land–based PhD program.

This talk follows a workshop for faculty and graduate students from across SFU's Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, to be held earlier in the day.

The School for the Contemporary Arts recognizes that we are on the unceded and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts and the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at SFU.