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2017 Summer Indigenous Intensive
2017 Summer Indigenous Intensive

July 3-28, 2017 Join us for this year’s summer intensive. Multiple courses, artist residencies, tattoo school, and free weekly Wednesday keynotes from an array of thinkers and creators. Follow #rmooc This year’s UBC Okanagan Summer Indigenous Art Intensive will feature a series of world-renowned speakers, a variety of related undergraduate and graduate…

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: Graham Hingangaroa Smith
July 26 Keynote: 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…

July 19 keynote: Shawn Wilson
July 19 keynote: Shawn Wilson

Keynote Address: 12 noon, Wednesday July 19, University Theatre (ADM026) Indigenous Sovereignty Indigenous sovereignty also requires the sovereignty of Indigenous knowledges in order for people to work toward building respectful relationships with others and with the environment. Ontological freedom (sovereignty) is a prerequisite to developing ways of expressing Indigenous voice…

July 12 Keynote: Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier
July 12 Keynote: Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier

Keynote address: 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 12, University Theatre (ADM026) Land : Landed Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trépanier will enact a performative presentation, Land : Landed, concerned with two grand, historical narratives that impact contemporary, Canadian art discourses. One is the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing, specifically the centrality…

July 12 Keynote: Monika Kin Gagnon
July 12 Keynote: Monika Kin Gagnon

Keynote Address: 12 noon, Wednesday July 12, University Theatre (ADM026) Rethinking Expo 67 On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is presenting À la recherché d’Expo 67 / In Search of Expo 67, an exhibition of major new works by 19…

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…

THE POWER OF GATHERING – A guest entry by Farheen HaQ
THE POWER OF GATHERING – A guest entry by Farheen HaQ

Last week I travelled from Victoria, Coast Salish territory to Kelowna, Okanagan territory, my car packed with my family along with sculpture and equipment for my upcoming exhibit at the Alternator Gallery. I was cursing having a summer show.  I was bracing myself for the tensions of feeling torn between…

Week 4 In Review
Week 4 In Review

Coming Up This Week The residency continues as many of us reflect over the past weekend and look forward to the coming week. Salmon Canning took place over the weekend and will be distributed towards the final weeks of the residency. This week we welcomed new arrivals, Amish Morrel, Leah…

Salmon canning: a photographic essay
Salmon canning: a photographic essay

     

Mark Igloliorte: o k’inādās July 22 panel
Mark Igloliorte: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Mark Igloliorte  spoke of the importance of observation in painting. Photographs depict a fraction of second, life sliced down to moment, whereas in painting hours, days are poured into their construction. In the time that is required to make a painting, the shifting, moving body results in shifts in perspectives. …

Haruko Okano: o k’inādās July 22 panel
Haruko Okano: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Haruko Okano came to the stage silently, setting a small arena set with flour and wrapped fabric. She stared intently at audience, in a combative stance, stamping her feet on the flour. Then gleefully moved into the space of the audience, row by row, gifting dried and fresh seedpods, each…

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