What: UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
Who: Pauline Terbasket and Mariel Belanger
When: Friday, November 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Avenue
What is the colonial history of settlement in BC, and why is it important to present-day relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? The next AlterKnowledge discussion focuses on the invasion and settlement of this province—and fosters a rethinking of our relationships through this history.
The discussion will be initiated by Okanagan Nation Alliance Executive Director Pauline Terbasket and Mariel Belanger, a master’s of fine arts student at UBC’s Okanagan campus—both members of the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation. Taking direction from historic accords and documents such as the Memorial to Sir Wilfrid Laurier (co-authored in 1910 by the Chiefs of the Syilx, Secwepemc, and Nlaka’pamux nations), this discussion explores the contemporary responsibilities of all citizens to the goal of just co-existence.
The AlterKnowledge Discussion series is organized by UBC Okanagan professors Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess. The series aims to foster community-engaged knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn, as a practice of decolonization. This event is free and open to the public.