Negative images of Indigenous people have served to undermine their accomplishments, knowledge, institutions and territories. UBC Assistant Professor Gregory Younging, who teaches Indigenous Studies at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and Kelly Mitton, English master’s student, will lead a symposium exploring this and other issues.
One in a series of Alterknowledge events that provide a venue for alternative knowledge and discussion, Misrepresentations of Indigenous Peoples takes place Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna. The event is free and open to the public.
Schedule is as follows:
- 11 a.m. Welcome and introduction
- 11:15 Reel Injun film screening and discussion:
- 1 p.m. Misrepresentations of Indigenous Women, Lisa Monchalin, of Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- 1:30 p.m. Misrepresentations of Indigenous Peoples through Literature, Allison Hargreaves, UBC’s Okanagan campus
- 2 p.m. Misrepresentations of Indigenous Peoples through Contemporary Film and Television, Jena McLaren, University of Massachusetts
- 2:30 p.m. Open discussion and concluding remarks
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