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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…

Cecily Nicholson, poet

Cecily Nicholson, poet, engages with communities and politics with a depth and register that impresses us all, certainly during her stay at the Reconsidering Reconciliation residency. She was here for the first half of the month-long engagement, and during this time her presence was familiar and phenomenal. This is a…

Gabe tattoos Peter: video
Gabe tattoos Peter: video

Some artist on artist action. Two of the resident artists in Reconsidering Reconciliation decided to combine their skills as producers and receivers of artistic practice. In this instance, Peter Morin was the canvas, Gabrielle Hill the creative force. Using a tattoo technique that involves equipment no more complex than needle…

Tania Willard conducts tour of Beat Nation

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture June 29 to September 7, 2013 Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today. Since…

Beat Nation, slide show

See a full description of Beat Nation with Tania Willard

Leah Decter and results from a Jacquard loom
Artists with Mike Arnouse
Artists with Mike Arnouse

Peter Morin and Gabrielle Hill show their studios to Mike Arnouse, Elder from Adams Lake, who came to talk to the artists about the territory.

Study in silhouette
Study in silhouette

How do you represent this group of amazing, articulate, erudite artists attending the reconsidering reconciliation residency? I’ve been playing with straight up portraiture, moments in conversation, and playful groups. But the depth, the care, that’s hard to bring to the fore. Today though when we were at the Kamloops Art…

the recon recon mob
the recon recon mob

the recon recon mob on a sunny tru campus — Adrian (18-year-old Body) Stimson, Gabrielle (River Pass) Hill, Cheryl (Sing That Land) L’Hirondelle, and Peter (Winning the Residency) Morin.

Shingwauk Gathering & Conference poster
Shingwauk Gathering & Conference poster

From Jonathan Dewar: the theme of this year’s Shingwauk Gathering is language reclamation. Poster attached. Jonathan Dewar | Director, Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre & Special Advisor to the President for the Residential Schools Legacy Algoma University | 1520 Queen St East | Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada | P6A 2G4…

Invitation to rmooc participants

Hi all. The 2013 Shingwauk Gathering & Conference: Healing and Reconciliation through Education focusing on Language Reclamation will be held at Algoma University and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre August 2-4. See http://shingwauk.org/srsc/node/17 for more info. One idea I’d like to propose is having the folks from the artist residency…

Limits of Empathy: Discussion on Reconciliation and Art
Limits of Empathy: Discussion on Reconciliation and Art

I am very interested in the ways in which academics are theorizing reconciliation—particularly through the arts—and I am wondering what rmoocers think about theory and its application in this field. I’m reflecting here on a few lines from Cynthia Cohen’s article, “Engaging with the Arts to Promote Coexistence” to get…

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