Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Riddell Centre - RC 176
Held in relation to artist Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway’s Bringing Back the Buffalo project, this discussion offers a range of perspectives on the roles of more-than-human beings as agents of living heritage which shape communities, bodies, places and histories. The creative project at the centre of this discussion focuses on the plains buffalo, its decimation through government policy and the settling of the West, 150 years ago.
Saskatchewan artist, Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, will brain tan and smoke a buffalo hide in public over the winter 2018 semester, culminating in an exposition during Congress 2018. Using Nakoda words and pictographs and employing natural tints, dyes and paints, she will illustrate her connection to the buffalo on the finished robe. The event, organized as a talking circle, will share ideas on the concept of the institution, the processes of Indigenization and the importance of bringing back the buffalo.
Speakers: Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, Michele Sereda Artist-in-Residence, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, University of Regina; Sherry Farrell-Racette, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, University of Regina; Angela Snowshoe, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Regina; Darlene Chalmers, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina; Nina Wilson, of Idle No More.