Exploring the New R & R: The Resistance and Resilience of Indigenous Women

Hosted by the Indigenous Women and Youth Resilience Project and the Faculty of Native Studies, this symposium celebrated and shared Indigenous women and youth’s knowledges on resilience and resistance. With special guests from Aotearoa, a keynote address from distinguished Māori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith opened the symposium, followed by a cash bar reception, appetizers, and a special performance by Beaver Hills Burlesque’s Pemmican Milkshake and Fanny LuPhine. 

The symposium panels discussed ‘Anti-Colonial Work in Colonial Spaces’ such as: prisons, hospitals, universities, curators and artists, and ‘Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Justice’ including: Midwives / Doulas and Coming of Age ceremonies. The symposium also featured a live recording of Chelsea Vowel and Molly Swain’s Métis in Space, an Indigenous feminist podcast! The focus of the symposium was to hold space for Indigenous knowledges with priority for Indigenous women. 

Where: 4-10 Lounge Education North Building, University of Alberta.
amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton, AB.

When: September 6-7, 2018.


Thursday, Sept 6th – Keynote Address and Opening Reception
5:00pm – Cash Bar and appetizers
5:30pm – Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith Keynote  “He Oranga Ngākau: Māori Approaches to Trauma Informed Care”
7:00pm – A special performance from Beaver Hills Burlesque’s Pemmican Milkshake and Fanny LuPhine!

Friday, Sept 7th – Panels
8:30am – Breakfast
9:00am – Panel: Anti-colonial Work in Colonial Spaces
speakers: Lana Whiskyjack, Roxanne Tootoosis, Bridget Bull, Bonny Spencer.
12:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Métis In Space Live Podcast!! Check’em out! http://www.metisinspace.com
3:30pm – Panel: Indigenous Sexual & Reproductive Justice
speakers: Kari Thomson, Heather Houle, Gwen Villebrun, Cassandra Felske-Durksen.

PROMOTIONAL PHOTO: “apitaw picikwas” By Lana Whiskeyjack – http://www.lanawhiskeyjack.ca



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