rmooc Art + Reconciliation

Post for a final day!

Post for a final day!

So, technically, yesterday was the final day for the action-portion of rmooc! Today’s posting reflects what may be the last build of the site before we turn it toward an archive of sorts, and then see how it may transmogrify for the work to be done. We end, fittingly enough,…

Images from Cultures of Recon

Images from Cultures of Recon

        The story of the Cultures of Reconciliation gathering in a photo montage. These are also available on flickr or through our rmooc flickr feed at the bottom of the main page.

Running the land, Saskatoon

Running the land, Saskatoon

On her homage to the Nishiyuu walkers, Ayumi Goto has run many roads toward the close to 1600 km that mirrors those who went from northern Quebec to Ottawa to air out important issues affecting indigenous communities. One of these roads was a rural highway outside of Saskatoon — this…

Cultures of Reconciliation

Cultures of Reconciliation

                      A powerful gathering at the University of Saskatchewan, combining the forces and impulses of Idle No More with creative and critical thinking to look toward future possibilities.                        …

walking in the rainy reconciliation

walking in the rainy reconciliation

hard to say whether the recon canada walk for reconciliation was a harbinger of things to come or an elision of these most important details of life. Regardless, there were thousands who braved the rain, bore umbrellas, and marched over viaducts and into chinatowns to express solidarity. There was light…

Welcome to rMOOC

Note: rmooc officially wrapped up on Sept. 30, 2013 but this site will continue to be available as an archive and resource.
“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 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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Post for a final day!

So, technically, yesterday was the final day for the action-portion of rmooc! Today’s posting reflects what may be the last build of the site before we turn it toward an archive of sorts, and then see how it may transmogrify for the work to be done. We end, fittingly enough,…

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