We Too Are “ IDLE NO MORE”: UBC’s Non-Indigenous Scholars and the Politics of Engaging Indigeneity

May 27, 2013

Drawing on the urgent Idle No More Indigenous Movement, this one-day symposium brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous administrators, faculty and graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines and units to showcase the work of non-Indigenous scholars undertaking work in Indigeneity and make transparent and seriously engage the politics of such work. The complex and difficult problematic/issue of the confluence of identity and representation and ally politics is a particular focus.

Poster Program

Welcome: Elder Larry Grant.

Opening Plenary Panel: Blye Frank, Dean of Education, and Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean of Indigenous Education.

Closing Plenary Panel: Anna Kindler, Vice Provost, Academic, and Linc Kesler, Senior Advisor to President on Aboriginal Affairs.

Opening Remarks Elder Larry Grant

Dr. Handel Wright – Opening Statement

WTAINM Symposium Short Video

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald and Dean Blye Frank Opening Plenary Panel

Paige Raibmon and Margery Fee – Panel 1 | Part 1

Henry Davis and Jan Hare – Panel 1 | Part 2

Leonie Sanderrock and Alden Habacon – Panel 2 | Part 1

Amy Perreault, Hanae Tsukada and Sarah Ling – Panel 2 | Part 2

Candis Callison – Panel 2 | Part 3

Cynthia Nicol and Jeannie Kerr

Cash Ahenakew – Panel 3 | Part 2

Closing Plenary Part 1 with Linc Kesler

Closing Plenary Part 2 with Anna Kindler