“RECKONING WITH CANADA AT 150: Critical Perspectives and Indigenous Sovereignties”

We want your contribution for our 4th annual research conference!

In light of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are looking to centre insights that critically engage with Indigenous experiences and realities.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Erica Violet Lee, Nēhiyaw writer and community organizer (Moontime Warrior – www.moontimewarrior.com)

PROPOSED PRESENTATION TOPICS:

  • Decolonizing Settler Logic and Imagining the Next 150 years on Turtle Island
  • Reconciliation: for Whom?
  • Queering, Unsettling and (de)Gendering the 150th
  • Our Responsibilities to Our Mother: Land Defense & Water Protection
  • Self-Care, Refusal and Healing in the Academy
  • Sacred Spaces and Spirituality as Places of Learning and Refuge
  • Decolonial Practices and Positional ties
  • Immersive Approaches to Indigenous Language Teaching
  • Digital Disruption and Decolonial Technology

Participation can be in the form of a paper presentation, a presentation of work-in-progress, workshops, paper panels, roundtable discussions, artistic performances (music, storytelling, etc.) and more. Presentations by individuals will be limited to 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. Workshops, roundtables and panels will be limited to 90-120 minutes, based on number of participants.

WHO CAN PRESENT:

This will be a forum for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, students, activists and artists to come together to share their work. We encourage participation by artists, activists, organizers, community members and all experts (academic and non-academic).

WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017
WHERE: Carleton University

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS TO:

circle@carleton.ca

In the body of the email please clearly identify

  • your name
  • academic or community affiliation
  • proposal title in the body of the email

Any questions can also be sent to this address.

Individual proposals should be 250 words in length and clearly outline the topic of your research, and the nature and format of your anticipated involvement. Performances and workshop proposals should indicate the nature of the expressive art or workshop. Panel and roundtable proposals should be 400 words in length and include an overall description, a title, individual paper titles, and the contributions of individual participants.

**The deadline for submissions is February 3rd, 2017**

APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2017.

The conference is in partnership with the Indigenous and Canadian Studies Graduate Community (ICGC).

More info here

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