The “Act” of Reconciliation: from farce to future

The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies is launching a Combined Honours degree in Indigenous Studies this fall. Indigenous Studies is a growing, globally engaged field of study. Indigenous Studies engages students with aspects of Indigenous peoples’ ways of knowing and ways of living in the world that include, among other things, ecological ways of knowing, histories, identities, cultural practices and traditions, languages, diplomacies, politics, and community dynamics. Please join us for a talk and reception to kick off this new program!

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, currently residing in amiskwâciwaskahikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a BEd and LLB, and is currently a graduate student and online Cree language coordinator at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Cohost of Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space and author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, Chelsea also blogs at and makes legendary bannock.

  • When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 6 PM
  • Reception to follow.
  • Where: Richcraft Hall Conference Rooms (2nd floor)
  • RSVP using the form below


  • If you are driving to the campus for our event, suggest you park in one of the following lots: P4 - in front of the Fieldhouse on University Drive; on University Drive itself; or P9 - Robertson Hall. As this event is after business hours, any parking lot should have spots. Please see our campus map. These lots are all pay and display.