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Event Details

Event Details

Providence University College Presents Lectures in Aboriginal Studies
Tuesday March 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM

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Free Admission! No registration required.

This free evening lecture series is presented in partnership with Providence University College's new course, Special Studies in Theology: Aboriginal Studies & Christianity.

Featured Speaker:

Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair is Anishinaabe and originally from St. Peter's (Little Peguis) Indian Reserve. He is a graphic novelist, writer, and columnist whose critical and creative work has been translated into several languages. He is the co- editor (with Warren Cariou) of the recently-published Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2012) and has an upcoming collection of essays and books he is co-editing with a collective of Anishinaabeg scholars and writers entitled Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Under- standing the World Through Stories (2013).

Lecture Topic

"Manitowapow/Manitoba: A Water Story"
In 1971, Potawatomi/Odawa artist Daphne Odjig was commissioned to create a piece of art to honour the province of Manitoba’s centennial. The result was the ten-by-twelve-foot mural titled The Creation of the World, installed on a steeply curved wall at the entranceway to the Earth History Gallery in the Manitoba Museum. An homage to the traditional Anishinaabe story of the re-creation of the world after a great flood, this work is also a commentary on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Manitoba, the power of the many dynamic literatures of this place, and the possibilities of the place originally known as Manitowapow. It is a reminder of how Manitoba has been, and continues to be, constituted by stories that emerge from the water.

Featured Speaker:

Harley Eagle is of Dakota and Anishinaabe heritage. He is the co-coordinator of Indigenous Work for Mennonite Central Committee Canada, as well as a conflict management practitioner and dismantling racism/oppression trainer. Harley looks to his Dakota traditions and experience in working with Indigenous and diverse communities dealing with conflict and oppression to explore what it might mean to transform broken relationships.

Lecture Topic

"Re-Setting the Relationship Between Indigenous People and Canada"
Recently Indigenous Peoples have become prominent in the media with such activities as the Idle No More Movement and its call for a re-setting of relations between Indigenous People and the rest of Canada. This lecture will provide context to the issues and explore what might be essential skills needed for building authentic relationships with Indigenous People. A time for questions and answers will be provided.

Location: Providence University College Lecture Theatre
Contact: Marc-Nicholas Martin-Paulichenko

10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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