Indigenous Resurgence Week: March 21-26, 2011 at University of Victoria

UVic Native Students Union Presents
INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE WEEK
March 21-26, 2011

*All events are FREE & will be held at the University of Victoria on Coast & Strait Salish Territories.*

FULL EVENT SCHEDULE

MONDAY, MARCH 21st
6pm // Opening FEAST
Catered by FOOD NOT BOMBS
Location: First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall
http://www.foodnotbombs.net

7pm // Panel Discussion:
Indigenous Grassroots Community Organizing
Panel discussion featuring: Mary Vickers, Rose Henry,
& other inspiring local organizers!
Location: First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall

7pm // Panel Discussion: ‘Ask A Settler’
Panel discussion featuring:
Angela Polifroni, Indigenous Governance [IGOV];
Dr. Michael Asch, Anthropology;
Kelsey Lavoie, IGOV; and Chris Johnson.
Location: Cornett Building B107

TUESDAY, MARCH 22nd
12pm // Indigenous Storytelling

(An Event for Indigenous Peoples)

Featuring local guests & storytellers from across Turtle Island.
Location: First Peoples House Student Lounge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23rd
6:30pm // Learn to Bead

(An Event for Indigenous Peoples)

Facilitated by Elaine Alexie [Teetl’it Gwich’in].
All experience levels welcome and all materials
provided by the Native Students Union!
Location: First Peoples House Large Classroom

THURSDAY, MARCH 24th
7pm // Film Screening & Discussion:
‘Little Caughnawaga—To Brooklyn and Back’

For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks, of Quebec, occupied a
10 square block area in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which
became known as Little Caughnawaga. This documentary explores the
story of Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell’s exploration of her roots
& her family’s connections to the Mohawk community in Brooklyn, NY.
Featuring a post-screening discussion with Mohawk author & UVic
Indigenous Governance professor, Dr. Taiaiake Alfred,
& the visual artwork of Mohawk artist Lindsay Delaronde.
Location: Human & Social Development Building A240

http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/collection/film/?id=55472
http://taiaiake.posterous.com/
http://aboriginalunderground.blogspot.com/2009/01/lindsay-delaronde.html


FRIDAY, MARCH 25th

6:30pm // Film Screening & Discussion:
Indigenous Peoples & Alberta’s Tar Sands
Guest Speakers:
Melina Laboucan-Massimo - Lubicon Cree Activist & Organizer
Drew Mildon – Woodward & Company, Legal Counsel to the Beaver Lake Cree Nation
FILM: H2Oilhttp://h2oildoc.com/

H2Oil follows a voyage of discovery, heartbreak and politicization in the stories
of those attempting to defend water in Alberta against tar sands expansion.
Followed by a discussion with Greenpeace Tar Sands campaigner & Lubicon
Cree community member Melina Laboucan-Massimo & Drew Mildon, Legal
counsel to the Beaver Lake Cree Nation.
Location: First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall

http://dirtyoil.dogwoof.com/blog/drew-milton-beaver-lake-cree-lawyer/

SATURDAY, MARCH 26th
2pm // Closing Feast & Potluck at GOLDSTREAM PARK
Celebrate the end of the academic year with our closing feast that will be held
potluck-style, so please bring what you can! The NSU will help to supply food
but we encourage everyone to bring a dish or two to share. There will be a
large covered hut as well as multiple fires for cooking!
Location: Goldstream Park

CONTACT & RSVP:
For more information & updates, follow us:
Email // nsu@uvicnsu.ca
Facebook // UVic Native Students Union
Twitter // @UVicNSU
www.uvicnsu.ca

O Si’em na Si’aya. We raise our hands to the Elders and
Chiefs of these territories where we are guests. In a good
way, we thank our host nations of the Greater Victoria
area.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

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