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Reflection in Action, Aug 15th Goodbye for now.

I wrote this for the final project, might as well share the story here : ) Pjila’si, welcome, If life is a story what story could I tell? During the course of ten days I participated in Indigenous Activist Art, a University of British Columbia Okanagan Summer Institute course offered…

Final Reflections

Final Reflections

It’s been nearly a week since our class wrapped up. I miss you all but it’s great to be home and spend time with my sons and my doggie (DaVinci). All have spent plenty of time catching up, cuddling and laughing. This week brought the mining disaster at Mount Polley…

Today your host is:

Today your host is:

  Coming to this new home in the west, I have heard place names which have been overlaid upon names that hold meaning, time and a sense of community.  Forced, bullied and bulldozed atop.        V  A  N  C  O  U  V  E  R Musqueam/Squamish/Tsliel-waututh Thanks to our people who…

kekac mitataht: nine

kekac mitataht: nine

tansi mitataht means ten kekac mitataht means almost ten this is one example of why i love the cree language! exosi maka amy

Thursday…

Thursday…

Thursday’s entry (a couple days late, just realized this wasn’t posted) We experienced an intense performance art piece by Peter Morin and Ayami Goto yesterday afternoon. I am still processing all that i witnessed and felt pass through my body. The performance danced on the edge of ceremony and I…

Welcome (back) to rMOOC

Note: rmooc officially wrapped up on Sept. 30, 2013 but this site will continue to be available as an archive and resource. Further, as part of an Intensive Indigenous Summer Program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, we are resurrecting this site for posts, visuals, and discussion from July 21 to Aug 1, 2014 to capture the thoughts behind the “Indigenous Activist Art” graduate/undergraduate seminar. 

From original introduction: “Art+Reconciliation,” is a MOOC that addresses how artistic practices can engage in questions of reconciliation, most particularly in the Canadian context of residential schools and the associated and ongoing Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As part of our process we explored the history of the residential school system in Canada, discussed strategies of creating and increasing an awareness of Indigenous practices and histories from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives, engaged in a critical inquiry of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, and all the while thought through how artistic media can be a driving force in this articulation. Our ‘course’ began July 15, 2013 and the first segment, incorporating the ‘Reconsidering Reconciliation’ arts residency in Kamloops, ran til Aug 31. The second phase ran through to Sept 30, 2013, with a rolling registration and sign up for this RMOOC  so participants could receive our updates. There were various manners by which viewers could partake, explained in the how to participate in this site via social media and tools we built that allowed various forms of contribution to the experience. rmooc is officially closed as an ongoing and maintained site, but will be reinvented as an archive and database that will likely take on new life as we all proceed with this work. 

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Reflection in Action, Aug 15th Goodbye for now.

I wrote this for the final project, might as well share the story here : ) Pjila’si, welcome, If life is a story what story could I tell? During the course of ten days I participated in Indigenous Activist Art, a University of British Columbia Okanagan Summer Institute course offered…

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