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Aboriginal Speaker Series: Early Photography of Northwest Coast First Nations

March 07, 2017
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FREE, everyone welcome!

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When: Tue, March 7, 2017. 7:00 PM.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU, the Indigenous Research Institute, and First Nations Studies at SFU.

"Encountering Early Photography of Northwest Coast First Nations"

This presentation examines a set of photographs held in the research archive of the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies at SFU. It traces shifts in meaning as they have moved from commercial, government, and museum contexts toward being held up as symbols of Indigenous pride.

Bryan Myles is the Interim Director of the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies at SFU, where he is working on an interdisciplinary PhD that explores the changing relationship between memory, institutions and Indigenous peoples. His research interests include Indigenous cultural heritage in digital contexts, visual anthropology, postcolonial studies, and material culture. Myles' doctoral research investigates the use of new and emerging media technologies to record, document, safeguard, and create access to Northwest Coast visual cultural heritage.

Myles completed his Master’s degree in sociocultural anthropology at Carleton University in 2008. His M.A. thesis project examined the disjuncture between ecotourism and cultural tourism principles and practice in the Mesoamerican country of Belize.

In his time with the Bill Reid Centre at SFU, Myles has been involved in numerous Northwest Coast art and cultural heritage projects that draw on the visual histories of the coast and the work of historic and contemporary Northwest Coast artists.


Speaker Series on Aboriginal Issues 2017

Entering its fourth year, this annual lecture series is presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement in partnership with the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the Indigenous Research Institute, and the department of First Nations Studies. Over four weeks in March, this series features a number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, academics, and community members who speak on a variety of topics related to the theme of indigeneity and issues that effect Aboriginal populations in Canada and abroad.

Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU
Indigenous Research Institute
First Nations Studies

Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!


Admission

FREE, everyone welcome!

Details

When: Tue, March 7, 2017. 7:00 PM.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU, the Indigenous Research Institute, and First Nations Studies at SFU.

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