Spring 2018 Events for Indigenous Graduate Students

Aboriginal Students

February 22, 2018

*Events and activities will be posted here until April 15, 2018.

Salish Singing & Drumming Spring 2018 Workshops
Learn traditional Salish social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace. Workshops are free and open to everyone!

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018

More information: http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2018-spring/SalishSingingAndDrummingApr2018.html

Audra Simpson: Indigenous Women and Intellectual Traditions in Anthropology
(Part of the Indigenous Research Institute's Spring Lecture Series 2018)

March 21, 2018; 7:00PM
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Free Admission

Audra Simpson is a Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She is the author of Mohawk Interruptus by Duke University Press and a coeditor, with Andrea Smith, of Theorizing Native Studies.

More information: http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2018-spring/AudraSimpson.html

June Scudeler: Family History as Literature


(Part of the Indigenous Research Institute's Spring Lecture Series 2018)

March 8, 2018; 7:00PM
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Free Admission

June Scudeler (M├ętis) is the 2017-2020 Shadbolt Fellow in the SFU Galleries and Term Assistant Professor in First Nations Studies. Her research examines the intersections between queer Indigenous studies, Indigenous literature, film, and art. 

More information: http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2018-spring/JuneScudeler.html

16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Walking in Two Worlds & Occupying the Third Space: Indigenous Graduate Student Experience
Saturday, March 3, 2018; 8:00am - 4:00pm
First Nations Longhouse, UBC

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leroy Little Bear

In our 16th year, we draw upon the work of Torres Strait Islander Dr. Martin Nakata to explore the third space. Presenters consdier how Indigenous graduate students negotiate the challenges of bringing traditional teachings to scholarship and the academy. Join us to reflect upon the ways in which Indigenous scholars balance community expectations, responsibilities, and academic work, and occupy the third space in doing so.


Big Drum Sessions
Wednesday, February 28; 12:30 - 2:30pm
SFU Burnaby campus, FNSA Common Room

Join us for drumming guided by Rupert Richardson! Beginners welcome, we are all learning at these drumming sessions.
New dates are posted on the Indigenous Student Centre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SFU.ISC/

Cultural Connections: Moccasin-Making Workshop
Saturday, February 24 AND Saturday, March 3; 10:00am - 3:30pm
SFU Burnaby campus, AQ 2002

Learn to make moccasins (full size or baby) with artist Una-Ann.
As moccasins with beading take time to make, we will be doing two workshops on Saturdays.
Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/304079752


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