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Coming Up for Week 5
Coming Up for Week 5

Week 5 is gearing up to be full of events, meetings (scheduled and informal) and spaces for connection, conversation, and community. We have provided just a brief list of events here, but stay tuned as new spaces open up. We welcome Elisabeth LaPensee, Jackson Two Bears, Evan Lee and Camille Turner, and Srimoyee Mitra, who…

Hopping the fence: an interview with David Khang
Hopping the fence: an interview with David Khang

On Thursday I had the opportunity to have a discussion with David Khang. Our conversation began with reflection on Carmen Papalia‘s walking performance, and the panel discussion from the day before. Tomas: I liked Carmen’s point that the group walk wasn’t an empathy building exercise. It was a chance to…

Michael Turner’s web sit
Michael Turner’s web sit

Celebrated author and incoming student at UBCO Michael Turner is actively engaging with the O k’inadas proceedings on his blog, keep track of his insights here!

Winding Water: Carmen Papalia
Winding Water: Carmen Papalia

Roughly thirty people responded to Carmen Papalia’s invitation to take part in an eyes closed blind field shuffle. Sharing a non-visual experience, the walk opened up sensory potentials to the space undefined by a planar visual level.  Qualities of touch, sound and trust heightened, we navigated a walk through the varied terrain…

Missing In Redaction: Jordan Scott at the Alternator
Missing In Redaction: Jordan Scott at the Alternator

Expanding on his presentation at last Wednesday’s panel, Jordan Scott noted the ways in which language dysfluency is recognized, and often produced, through physical duress. He examined how dysfluency is read and heard as a marker of guilt, of dishonesty, or of a lack of truth-telling. What happens when the…

Reflection in Action, Aug 15th Goodbye for now.
the drum and the strands that connect us.

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…

resounding words
Mullein in the garden, the place i'm going back to.

When I look back through my notes, drawings, and the memories from this past week a few words resound… Community Responsibility Kindness Connection Love Respect Creation   All of you expressed these meanings to me in your own way, thank you.   – sarah  

beading
beading

one at a time connecting the strands I love beading – sarah

Day 2, listening
my little niece Nora's collage 2013

i hear i digest i absorb i digress over my head in to my heart i am a young one I am here to listen and to understand. – Sarah

Letting go: found objects, reciprocity, process and how old we feel
Letting go: found objects, reciprocity, process and how old we feel

Last night June 23rd I wrote about letting go in artistic practice. I am house sitting without internet access so I used OmmWriter to record my blog. When I logged in this morning to share my entry online my writing was no where to be found. I have been resisting…

BUILDING THE RMOOC SITE, SYNDICATION AND ALL
BUILDING THE RMOOC SITE, SYNDICATION AND ALL

Here’s a very thorough description of what went into building the rmooc site, written by site designer Alan Levine aka cogdog on his cogdogblog. Alan details how he designed the learning platform and how it all came together. This write-up is quite useful for anyone thinking of doing something similar,…

Mock (MOOC?) movie trailer, Art + Reconciliation keeps rolling
Mock (MOOC?) movie trailer, Art + Reconciliation keeps rolling
It’s almost impossible to keep up with the blur of amazing work coming out of the Reconsidering Reconciliation artist residencies these past few weeks. I just had to share this hilarious one-minute trailer for Reconsidering Reconciliation: The Movie… From the ed techie perspective, I must again sing the praises of Alan Levine, who has constructed a syndicated multi-faceted space which has performed beautifully for rMooc. Along those lines, I’m also compelled to post a link to...
#rmooc reflections
#rmooc reflections

Three weeks ago, a group of twelve artists descended upon CiCAC and Kamloops to begin the Reconsidering Reconciliation arts residency,…
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“Art + Reconciliation” – a learning and sharing platform
“Art + Reconciliation” – a learning and sharing platform
Adrian Stimson printed out this piece, and writes this about it on his fb page: “First work printed large scale, now to frame it then figure out if I am going to add a couple elements to make it an installation… the piece is called ‘Aggressive Assimilation'” I unplugged last week, and when I returned to work Monday reoriented myself by reviewing the OLDaily that I had missed. Among the many goodies was a pointer to 40 Days of Dating, a creative and engaging investigation...
Art+Reconciliation and Morin performance
Art+Reconciliation and Morin performance

We’re setting up the Art+Reconciliation artist residency here in Kamloops. Kicked off yesterday and now artists are gathering in their…
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Recording from Capilano
Recording from Capilano

AUDIO / Ashok Mathur at Capilano University, Feb 14, 2013 Excerpts from the first of four readings hosted at the…
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Traipsing the country, academic road trip
Traipsing the country, academic road trip

The map in the seatback in front of me traces our journey home, and I remark to myself how similar…
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MOOC: art of reconciliation
MOOC: art of reconciliation

Yes, it’s coming. A collective of knowledge-seekers, artists, and thinkers are putting together a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on…
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Commemoration: Gei Shagyrl
Commemoration: Gei Shagyrl

Oppenheimer Park, downtown eastside, Vancouver. Uncharacteristic bright sunshine, and warm, middle of February. Around the perimeter of the park are…
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Tein Taal: sitar, sarode, tabla
Tein Taal: sitar, sarode, tabla

A spectacular night of indian classical music as CiCAC, along with the India Students Society at TRU, hosted a trio…
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Practicing Reconciliation, final report
Practicing Reconciliation, final report

With the Idle No More movement sweeping the nation, it’s interesting to see the ongoing work, outside but alongside, and…
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Vancouver Noir
Vancouver Noir

Had the wonderful opportunity on Dec 6 to hear Diane Purvey and John Belshaw (both former colleagues when they taught…
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Sneak peak, new release from CiCAC Press
Sneak peak, new release from CiCAC Press

After our wildly successful launch of our initial book series in 2012, CiCAC Press is right back at ya with…
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What we talk about when we talk about reconciliation
What we talk about when we talk about reconciliation

(This post was written for the Equity thread of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences blog.) As the…
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