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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…

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

Keynote talks
Keynote talks

Student responses to Keynote Talks: July 12: Cristalle Smith & Melissa Weiss July 12: Ollie Sandberg July 12: Michael Turner July 12: Jessica, Skylar and Sarah Keynote Address: Monika Kin Gagnon 12 noon, Wednesday July 12, University Theatre (ADM026) Rethinking Expo 67 On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Expo 67,…

Alex Janvier, in residence
Alex Janvier, in residence

We are pleased to host world-renowned painter Alex Janvier during the 2017 Summer Indigenous Intensive. Alex will be working in the FINA Gallery (Creative end Critical Studies Building, UBCO campus) from July 13-28. The gallery will be open periodically for open studio times, and there will be an exhibition of…

James Luna’s Performographic
James Luna’s Performographic

 July 7 – 21, 2017, Alternator (Members’ Gallery), Rotary Arts Centre, Kelowna Performagraphic is James Luna’s first ever survey of photographic works. The collection spans a period of photographic works and accompanying objects created between 2010-­2014, referencing his artistic career of over 30 years. PERFORMAGRAPHIC presents a powerful collection photographic and video…

tule mat house: Indigenizing the Built Environment
tule mat house: Indigenizing the Built Environment

tukʷtniɬxʷ  – tule mat house Indigenizing the Built Environment Tule lodge construction and display UBC-O campus July 11-14, 2017 J Lot at Old Pond Trail This project brings Dr Shawn Brigman, Spokane Salish to the northern tip of his relative nation to share his knowledge of deconstructing the built environment…

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…

2017 Arts Intensive
2017 Arts Intensive

The Indigenous Summer Intensive is coordinated by the Creative Studies Department (in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus) and features keynote addresses from six renowned creators and thinkers: Artist panel (July 5) Monika Kin Gagnon (July 12) Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier (July…

passing through encounters, Berlin, Aug. 30 – Sept. 01, 2016
passing through encounters, Berlin, Aug. 30 – Sept. 01, 2016

SSHRC Report from performance: passing through encounters, Berlin, Aug. 30 – Sept. 01, 2016 By Ayumi Goto Submitted to: Ashok Mathur and Peter Morin The original motivation for the performance, passing through encounters, was to engage directly with the many asylum seekers passing through Berlin. The performance was to make…

The School of Badger – an interview with Rebecca Belmore and Lori Blondeau
The School of Badger – an interview with Rebecca Belmore and Lori Blondeau

The School of Badger was a collaborative performance intervention by Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau and Adrian Stimson.  Jessie Fosty and Tomas Jonsson had the opportunity to sit with Elder Badger (Belmore) and Little Badger (Blondeau) and discuss this provacative performance.  This interview can be heard here: A statement on The School…

Home Coming: A Performance by Haruko Okano
Home Coming: A Performance by Haruko Okano

          We located ourselves within the available shade that circled the clearing where Haruko Okano’s performance space was demarcated, by a circle of red paper bags.  As we waited for the performance to begin, Camille Turner looked across to the group across the way, and remarked how…

An Interview with Tania Willard
An Interview with Tania Willard

I had the opportunity to speak to Tania Willard regarding her time at the O k’inādās residency, and her new work and research, which was presented at a Bush Gallery screening at the end of the residency. Tomas: I thought we could start by getting your reflections on the residency, as…

A guest blog post by poet Cecily Nicholson
A guest blog post by poet Cecily Nicholson

  DRAWING CLASS FOR POETS for David Garneau and for Julie Okot Bitek Figures gone to ground Figures in contrast Ground (plain?) (line?) Figure Form is contained Between lines Lines contain space Something forms Points comit to paper Points connect in line Line commits to proportions Proportions commit to something…

bodies, words, actions
bodies, words, actions

Taught by Troy Emery Twigg, recently appointed the Artistic Director of Making Treaty 7, The first Indigenous theatre course at UBCO was a 6-week intensive that asked students to engage with Indigenous performance art praxis. The resulting four group collaborations were performed during an open event where artists, scholars, thinkers, organizers,…

Creating a future
Creating a future

  The fifth panel of the O k’inādās residency featured presentations by Charles Campbell, Beth LaPensee, Jackson Two Bears, Srimoyee Mitra and Michelle Lavallee. For this panel a new structure was suggested. Circling back to the guiding precept of O’kinādās of walking on the land, the organizers suggested that instead of…

Personal Territories
Personal Territories

This week we shared the space of a fourth O k’inādās panel discussion with presenters Cathy Mattes, Leah Decter, Keven DeForest, Tannis Nielsen, and moderator Ashok Mathur. To begin this overview we would like to start with a personal reflection. The iterative processes of learning and creating throughout this residency…

BUSH Gallery : A watercolour response by Jessie Fosty
Jessie Fosty's watercolour response to her experience at the BUSH Gallery.

On July 30th 2016 I had the opportunity to have a tour of Tania Willard’s BUSH Gallery, which is located in a rural area on her reserve. Tania Willard is a curator, artist, and a busy mother of two. The land BUSH gallery inhabits is lush and secluded. In her…

What’s on for the week ahead!
What’s on for the week ahead!

This week we welcomed new arrivals Warren Cariou, Julie Okot Bitek, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Millie Chen, and returning artists and curators Cecily Nicholson and Michelle Jacques, plus another wonderful guest, Jessie Short. A full week of activities is outlined below: Monday August 8 This is the final day to see Tannis Nielsen’s…

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…

Across mediums – a visual response to O k’inādās panel discussions. By: Jessie Fosty
Across mediums – a visual response to O k’inādās panel discussions. By: Jessie Fosty

A cross media response by Jessie Fosty. Jessie Fosty is pursuing a BFA Honours at Brandon University in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Arts. She works closely with Peter Morin. Her mediums include painting, drawing, and ceramics, and her themes include the impact of residential school and the plight…

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