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Tannis Nielsen

Tannis Nielsen

@ubco_creative: Tannis Nielsen shows video http://t.co/AYNv73w9sR and 2D work to indig activist art class #UBCO #cswall #rmooc @TEMIC_UBCO @paulmarck Video

Steve Loft speaks to class

Steve Loft speaks to class

On the second day of the indigenous activist art course, Steve Loft presents a version of RAGE AND DISTURBING IMAGES originally published in Muskrat Magazine in 2013.

VISA 420C  Indigenous Activist Art – Professors Ashok Mathur and Stephen Foster – July 23, 2014 – From Bente

VISA 420C Indigenous Activist Art – Professors Ashok Mathur and Stephen Foster – July 23, 2014 – From Bente

Hello, It was very thoughtful to be welcomed to Westbank First Nations territory by Wilfred Barnes, in his own language. Thank you! It was nice also to be welcomed by Wisdom Tettey, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Finally, it was also great to meet the artists,…

Reverberations of wrestling

Reverberations of wrestling

Reverberations of wrestling Wrestling with God Wrestling with the creator Wrestling with you Wrestling with me As I listened to Joseph Sanchez speak about his work the images sent reverberations through my being that reminded me about my own struggle. This struggle, I do not always share openly in academia…

A Simple Quote

A Simple Quote

  Just a Quote that I was reminded of today. “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” Also: “Intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.” – Robert…

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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Tannis Nielsen

@ubco_creative: Tannis Nielsen shows video http://t.co/AYNv73w9sR and 2D work to indig activist art class #UBCO #cswall #rmooc @TEMIC_UBCO @paulmarck Video

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