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Aboriginal Initiatives Happening at SFU this Winter/Spring 2017

January 23, 2017

Saturday, February 4 2017 from 12-5PM 
World Art Centre, SFU 
149 West Hastings St., Vancouver 

1. The Coast Salish Drumming and Singing workshops are happening again at SFU Vancouver. Here's the link to the drumming/singing event info:

2. The attached poster provides details concerning the Speaker Series on Aboriginal Issues at SFU Woodward's. This will be taking place this March 2017 on Tuesday evenings. 

3. What's At Stake? 
Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges 

What's At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges is an afternoon of talks, panels and a spoken word performance that examines knowledge, power, authority, and sovereignty in the construction of artistic practices. 

Following on Intertextual: Art in Dialogue , a roving reading group that was held at participating galleries over the last year, this program is meant to function less like a syllabus and more like a web of ideas. Taking the critical historiography of Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A Changing History of Ideas (UBC Press, 2013) as a point of provocation, this event belongs to an intertextual discussion of artistic practice and the role of art institutions (from artist-run centres to public gallery models) in Vancouver. 

Intertextual aims to examine/critique and create/support a community based in text, recognizing the process of selection and concomitant erasure that occurs in any process of representation. 

Beginning with a welcome by Musqueam artist and knowledge keeper Debra Sparrow and concluding with a spoken word performance by Nuu-chah-nulth/Kwakwaka’wakw poet Valeen Jules , the afternoon features talks by notable cultural figures involved in Indigenous art: art historian Charlotte Townsend Gault, Nuu-chah-nulth historian, poet and artist Ron Hamilton (Ki-Ke-In), Kwakwaka’wakw artist, activist and scholar Marianne Nicolson, and Cree curator and scholar Richard Hill, Canada Research Chair at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In addition, a lively discussion between Vancouver Indigenous scholars, curators and artists – 
Lindsay Lachance , Jordan Wilson , Jeneen Frei Nijootli and Jennifer Kramer – promises to be a highlight. 

This series has been produced with the participation of SFU Galleries, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Contemporary Art Gallery, grunt gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Presentation House Gallery, UBC Press, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Western Front.

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