What's At Stake?
The series' final event, "What's At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges", took place on February 4, 2017. Beginning with a welcome by Musqueam artist and knowledge keeper Debra Sparrow and concluding with a spoken word performance by Nuu-chah-nulth/Kwakwaka’wakw poet Valeen Jules, the afternoon featured talks by notable cultural figures involved in Indigenous art: art historian Charlotte Townsend-Gault; Nuu-chah-nulth historian, poet, and artist Ron Hamilton (Ki-ke-in); Kwakwaka’wakw artist, activist, and scholar Marianne Nicolson; and Cree curator, scholar, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Richard Hill. In addition, there was a lively discussion between Vancouver Indigenous scholars, curators, and artists Lindsay Lachance, Jordan Wilson, Jeneen Frei Njootli and Jennifer Kramer.
Please see videos of the event below, filmed at edited by Western Front.
The series was produced with the participation of SFU Galleries, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Contemporary Art Gallery, grunt gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Presentation House Gallery, UBC Press, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Western Front.
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