Wednesday, May 30, 2018
First Nations - FN 2000
This roundtable is part of a series of critical conversations, begun at the imagineNATIVE festival Toronto in the Spring of 2017, which will inform and contribute to a compendium on the topic to be published by Wilfrid-Laurier University Press entitled Insiders/Outsiders: The Cultural Politics and Ethics of Representation and Participation in Canada’s Media Arts, Co-edited by Lakota artist and professor Dana Claxton (UBC) and settler scholar, critic and curator Ezra Winton (Lakehead University). Roundtable participants include contributors to the volume (Longfellow and Winton) as well as scholars and artists working in the areas explored in this timely dialogue. The objective of this discussion will be to deepen critical discourse between and across disciplines, practices and experiences, bringing together scholars, curators, filmmakers of both Indigenous and settler identities.
A special screening of Wayne Wapeemukwa's film Luk'Luk'I, which won the Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF, Best BC Film at VIFF, and is presently touring the country as part of TIFF's Top 10 Canadian Films of 2017, will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm, in the Shu-box Theatre at the Riddell Centre, preceded by Alex Williams' 2015 documentary The Pass System.
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
Speakers: Ezra Winton, Visiting Scholar, Lakehead University; Trudy Stewart, Cree storyteller, writer and director