Building Connections: Mobilizing Indigenous Histories for Social Change

Posted on Monday, November 8, 2021

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The Building Connections: Mobilizing Indigenous Histories for Social Change series spotlights the efforts of Indigenous communities to collect, preserve, control and mobilize their oral and written histories. It also identifies best practices of both Indigenous and settler K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions for incorporating these histories into their history education programs without recolonizing Indigenous peoples and their meanings.

The series is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies and the Faculties of Education and of Arts at the University of Ottawa. It is organized in collaboration with the History in Canada: First Peoples’ Perspectives project initiated by the Cégep de l'Outaouais and the Kitigan Zibi First Nation Cultural Education Centre.

October 20 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Building Relationships with Indigenous Knowledge – The Charles R. Bronfman Lecture in Canadian Studies

In this Bronfman Lecture keynote address and launch event for the 'Building Connections: Mobilizing Indigenous Histories for Social Change' conference series, Professor Shawn Wilson discussed how we can use a principled approach to developing healthier relations. He explained how to apply these principles when working with Indigenous Knowledge.

Presenter: Shawn Wilson

November 10 | 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Treaty and Inherent rights and kinship responsibilities to guide all the children in a natural ethical way

In this presentation, University of Alberta doctoral candidate Dale Saddleback discussed themes of loss, learning from mistakes and mutual respect.

Presenter: Dale Saddleback

November 10 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Indigenous Research Chairs on Historical Memory and the Teaching of the Past

In this conversation, professors Alan CorbiereBrenda Macdougall and Pierrot Ross-Tremblay  explored themes of cultural appropriation and recolonization in educational contexts.

Presenters: Alan CorbiereBrenda MacdougallPierrot Ross-Tremblay. 

November 24 | 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Social Memory Technology or the Right to Memory: The perspective of the Museum of the Person

In this conversation, founder and director of Museu da Pessoa, Karen Worcman discussed Social Memory Technology, the concept of the ‘right of memory’ and the production of history.

Registration is required.

Presenter: Karen Worcman

November 24 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm

“Yarning about Yarning”

This event focused on ‘Yarning' and  Professor Stuart Barlo, Dean of the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University, explained and elaborated the connections between the Yarning Method of communication and Indigenous knowledges.

Registration is required.

Presenter: Stuart Barlo

December 8 | 3 pm to 4:30 pm

The Social Memory Technology or the Power of Life Stories: Karen Worcman in Conversation with Pierrot Ross-Tremblay

In this exchange, the presenters used museum case studies from Brazil to illustrate the methodology of Social Memory Technology.

Registration is required.

Presenters: Karen Worcman and Pierrot Ross-Tremblay

December 8 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (en français)

History of Canada: First Peoples' perspectives

In this conversation, speakers presented the vision and objectives of the collaborative project 'History of Canada: First Peoples' perspectives.'

Registration is required.

Presenters: Christian Labrecque, Diane Le May, Eddy Malenfant, Pierrot Ross-Tremblay and Anita Tenasco


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