2017:

July 26 Keynote: Linda Tuhiwai Smith
July 26 Keynote: Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Linda Tuhiwai Smith  

July 26 keynote, Graham Smith
July 26 keynote, Graham Smith

Graham Smith, Keynote

Shawn Wilson: July 19, 2017 keynote
Shawn Wilson: July 19, 2017 keynote

Shawn Wilson

Jeannette Armstrong: July 19 keynote
Jeannette Armstrong: July 19 keynote

Jeannette Armstrong

Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier: July 12, 2017 keynote
Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier: July 12, 2017 keynote

Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier Land: Landed

Monika Kin Gagnon: July 12, 2017 keynote
Monika Kin Gagnon: July 12, 2017 keynote

Monika Kin Gagnon Rethink Expo 67

Keynote responses: Goel, Kenney, Hothi, Sahebnassagh
Keynote responses: Goel, Kenney, Hothi, Sahebnassagh

Aneesh Goel (St #: 39637146) Austen Kenney (St #: 51448158) Kabir Hothi (St #: 45728169) Nazanin Sahebnassagh (St #: 85132165) Keynote #2: Jeanette Armstrong / Richard Armstrong / Shawn Wilson The indigenous song, Okanagan song, that Jeanette Armstrong performed with few others as a welcome was very interesting. If it…

Keynote: Lily Li on Jeanette Armstrong
Keynote: Lily Li on Jeanette Armstrong

Lily Li I wanted to pick out Jeannette Armstrong’s keynote to respond to individually because the song that she sang with a group of people at the beginning of her speech is very inspiring to me. Her speech talked about the beauty of languages and the shared understanding between people…

Keynote responses: Skylar Schmidtke, Sarah Dawn, Jessica Souto
Keynote responses: Skylar Schmidtke, Sarah Dawn, Jessica Souto

Keynote 3 – Skylar Schmidtke, Sarah Dawn, Jessica Souto   Jeanette Armstrong   -I was inspired by the opening song Jeanette sang with the other indigenous people. Therefore, I decided to write a poem connecting the Okanagan Song with the Canadian anthem. I hope to demonstrate the inconsistencies between these…

Keynote responses: Lily Li, Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss
Keynote responses: Lily Li, Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss

Lily Li, Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss Matt Rader, MFA CRWR 382 Keynote Response 2 July 21, 2017   This keynote response is formulated with an effort to explore the words of Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Richard Armstrong and Shawn Wilson.  There are many different ways to listen:  listen to speakers,…

Keynote responses: Michael Turner
Keynote responses: Michael Turner

2nd Keynote Response Richard Armstrong, Jeannette Armstrong, Shawn Wilson     Although originally billed as keynote presentations by Jeannette Armstrong and Shawn Wilson, we were told by the afternoon’s emcee Stephen Foster that Richard Armstrong would be opening for Jeanette, followed by Shawn, and that pleased me some because Richard’s…

Māori educators at summer intensive
Māori educators at summer intensive

The UBCO Summer Indigenous Intensive is pleased to host world-renowned Māori educators and critical thinkers Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Graham Hingangaroa Smith. As authors and university academics, both Linda and Graham have been forceful influences both on Māori education within Aotearoa/New Zealand and on Indigenous and progressive educational practices globally. Both will…

July 26 Keynote: 1:30 pm Graham Hingangaroa Smith
July 26 Keynote: 1:30 pm Graham Hingangaroa Smith

Keynote address: 12 noon, Wednesday, July 26, University Theatre (ADM026) Academic Work as Transforming Praxis: From Discourse to Enactment (Show me the blisters on your hands!) This presentation will critically examine an indigenous example of ongoing struggle to transform the social, cultural and economic condition of persistent, high and disproportionate…

Keynote: 12 noon, July 26: Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Keynote: 12 noon, July 26: Linda Tuhiwai Smith

The intellectual project of Decolonising and Kaupapa Māori methodologies; reporting from new research Linda Tuhiwai Smith This paper starts with a reminder of the big picture ideas and challenges of Decolonising Methodologies and Kaupapa Māori research and theory and then moves into the discussion of my current research projects. The…

Indigenous Tattoo School
Indigenous Tattoo School

Maori artist Pip Hartley demonstrates traditional tattoo technique on fellow mentor Nahaan at the UBCO Summer Indigenous Intensive Indigenous Tattoo School, facilitated by Earthline Tattoo Collective (Jordan Bennett, Dion Kaszas, Amy Malbeuf)

Land, Land, Forever: Annie Ross exhibition
Land, Land, Forever: Annie Ross exhibition

Closing Event  • Friday July 21, 2017 @ 6-9pm • Studio 111 LAND, LAND, FOREVER (RELATIVE, RELATIONSHIP, REMEDIATION) paintings by annie ross from O’Kinadas Kelowna (Grizzly Bear Walk) Please bring a personal haiku, about your research and creation, to share aloud. Relative: all living Beings are related to all living…

Keynote post: July 12: Jessica, Skylar and Sarah
Keynote post: July 12: Jessica, Skylar and Sarah

Jessica, Skylar and Sarah Keynote Responses 1 and 2 Keynote 1 – Monika Kin Gagnon Duane Linklater – “Earth Mother Hair, and Earth Mother Eyes, Indian Eyes, Animal Eyes” -threaded a theme through Monika’s presentation regarding gaze. Connecting the ideas of both the indigenous and white gaze. The theme of…

Keynote response: July 12: Michael Turner
Keynote response: July 12: Michael Turner

Michael Turner Keynote Response #1     On Wednesday July 12 the Summer Indigenous Intensive featured keynote presentations by cultural studies scholar Monika Kin Gagnon followed by artists Chris Creighton-Kelly & France Trepanier. Although indigeneity was at the forefront of both presentations, each took a different form, with Monika adapting…

Keynote response: July 12: Ollie Sandberg
Keynote response: July 12: Ollie Sandberg

A response to Monika Kin Gagnon   I found Monika’s presentation very insightful in regard to the process of rethinking cultural norms, and the perspectives that coincide with these establishments. First off, I was particularly intrigued as I didn’t grow up in Canada I had never heard of Expo 67…

Keynote Response // July 14, 2017 // Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss
Keynote Response // July 14, 2017 // Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss

Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss CRWR 382 Keynote Response July 14, 2017   This keynote response is formulated with the intent to explore our personal experiences and stories rather than looking to content structured by erasure, as France Trepanier encouraged in the collaborative performance (read: studying ourselves instead of creating…

Halfway through the summer intensive!
Halfway through the summer intensive!

Mid point of the residency, and here, a few photos from the residual activities. A remnant from James Luna’s performance, a pipe of spam and plastic tubing; Jake Chakasim’s architectural experiments with wood; and the keynote from France Trepanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly and the objects it yielded

Special Appearance: DJ Bear Witness
Special Appearance: DJ Bear Witness

Special event: DJ Bear Witness (of A Tribe Called Red fame) will be making a special appearance on Friday, July 21, as part of a fundraiser for the Earthline Indigenous Tattoo School. Tickets are $20 at the door, Kelowna Forum, 1371 Ethel Street. Opening set by Muskrat Benny.  

UBCO Press Release on 2017 Summer Intensive
UBCO Press Release on 2017 Summer Intensive
July 19 Keynote: Jeannette Armstrong
July 19 Keynote: Jeannette Armstrong

Keynote Address: 12 noon, Wednesday July 19, University Theatre (ADM026) captikʷɬ: Imagery in Okanagan Oral Story. Video Link Student responses to keynotes: http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-responses-goel-kenney-hothi-sahebnassagh/ http://rmooc.ca/hubs/dispatches/keynote-responses-michael-turner/ http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-lily-li-on-jeanette-armstrong/ http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-responses-skylar-schmidtke-sarah-dawn-jessica-souto/ http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-responses-lily-li-cristalle-smith-melissa-weiss/   An overview of how the Syilx language as a polysynthetic language works with images lifted directly from the living world.  It is…

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