Tansi! Welcome to Congress 2018 in Regina, SK, or, oskana ka-asasteki--Cree for "the place where the bones are piled up." The theme of Congress 2018 is "Gathering Diversities," marking Regina and Treaty 4 Territory as an historically important area of place-making in Indigenous everyday life and sacred ceremonies, as well as a small but lively contemporary crossroads of diverse people, cultures, film and the arts.
FSAC 2018 is pleased to announce our Keynote lectures. Dr. Will Straw (Professor, McGill University) will deliver the 40th Martin Walsh Memorial Lecture, and Mary Arnatt (PhD Candidate, University of Calgary) will deliver the 26th Gerald Pratley Award Lecture. In addition, we have programmed a special half-day event at Saskatchewan's provincial museum, the MacKenzie Art Gallery: Nation to Nation, City to City | Curating Communities, Gathering DiverS<>Cities, which will take up the Congress 2018 theme through an exciting art/film/Indigenous curatorial lens. It will include a three-city Regina/Toronto/Santa Fe public discussion in the context of "sovereign Indigenous display territories" and the themes of decolonzing the museum, non-colonial practices, and territory/place/city. Special guests in dialogue with Metis curator, painter and filmmaker David Garneau (University of Regina) at this innovative Indigenous Curatorial Talking Circle event will be Dr. Janine Marchessault (York University) and Candice Hopkins (Independent Curator, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts), experts in urban and Indigenous curation, respectively.
Complementing the Congress 2018 Big Thinking Series, and its focus on gathering the diversity of women's voices and perspectives, will be a special pre-conference opening evening screening of "NFB Prairie Women" filmmakers at the Dunlop Art Gallery/Regina Public Library Film Theatre, curated by Dr. Zoe Druick (Simon Fraser University) and Dr. Rebecca Sullivan (University of Calgary) and including Saskatchewan filmmakers. We look forward to seeing you there.
Film Studies; Media Studies; Cinema Studies; TV Studies; Communication Studies; Screen studies; Cultural Studies; Curatorial Studies; Game Studies
Check back in spring 2018
Jennifer VanderBurgh, Saint Mary's University
Christine Ramsay, University of Regina