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, the Indigenous Affairs and the KitiganZibi First Nation Cultural Education Centre.
October 20 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm
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
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
November 24 | 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter: Karen Worcman
November 24 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm
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.
Presenter: Stuart Barlo
December 8 | 3 pm to 4:30 pm
In this exchange, the presenters used museum case studies from Brazil to illustrate the methodology of Social Memory Technology.
December 8 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (en français)
In this conversation, speakers presented the vision and objectives of the collaborative project 'History of Canada: First Peoples' perspectives.'
Presenters: Christian Labrecque, Diane Le May, Eddy Malenfant, Pierrot Ross-Tremblay and Anita Tenasco
January 19 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In this conversation, Margaretta James provided direct observations and experiences of language revitalization, cultural preservation, spirituality, sciences in relationship to the land of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht peoples.
Presenter: Margaretta James
February 2 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In this presentation, Cheryl Recollet and Nicky Recollet demonstrated how the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin have adopted critical cartography to re-visualize ancient maps and historical research.
Presenters: Cheryl Recollet and Nicky Recollet
February 16 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In this presentation, Christian Coocoo, David Gascon and Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert talked about the creation of an Atikamekw social studies curriculum known as the Kiskinohamasowin Atisokana program, taught at the primary and secondary levels. The objective of this program is to offer the Atikamekw youth an opportunity to better know the realities of their nation and those of other peoples.
Presenters: Christian Coocoo, David Gascon et Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert
March 2 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In this conversation, Corinne Chappel and Stephen Augustine described their diverse efforts at returning Indigenous l'nu knowledge to l'nu youth on their territories in Mi'kma'ki and Omeasoo Wahpasiw described her experiences in order to develop appropriate land relationships amongst all Canadians as relevant to the public school system.
Presenters: Corinne Chappel, Stephen Augustine and Omeasoo Wahpasiw
March 30 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In this conversation, Deborah Rose Lunny, Kim Tekakwitha Martin and Miah Otter will introduce IDN’s methodology and Action Plan “Taking action on systemic racism in college education in Quebec: An Indigenous focus”.
Presenters: Deborah Rose Lunny, Kim Tekakwitha Martin and Miah Otter