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Program 2017

Program Overview


9.15-10.30   Registration (tea/coffee available)

10.30-11  Opening of the conference (welcome by organizers)            (Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre)

11-12:30  Sessions 1A, 1B, and 1C  (RHB 137a, 137b, 300a & 300)

12.30-1.30   Lunch (on own)

1.30-3  Sessions 2A, 2B and 2C  (RHB 137a, 137b, 300a & 300)

3-3.30   Break (tea/coffee available)

3.30-5   Sessions 3A, 3B and 3C  (RHB 137a, 137b, 300a & 300)

5-5.30  Break

5.30-6.15  Opening Reception  (Lower Atrium, Professor Stuart Hall Building)

6.15-8   Opening Keynote Margaret Noodin

Miikawaadad Nanaakongaade (Beautiful Resistance): Aapii Mazinibiigejig Anishinaabemowaad (When Artists Speak Anishinaabemowin)


 9-10.30   Morning sessions 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D  (RHB 137a, 137b, 300a & 300)

10.30-11 Break (tea/coffee available)

11-12:30  Morning sessions 2A, 2B and 2C  (RHB 137a, 137b and 300a)

12.30-1.30  Lunch (on own)

1.30-3  Afternoon sessions 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D (RHB 137a, 137b, 300a & 300)

3-3.30  Break (tea/coffee available)

3.30-5  Afternoon sessions 4A, 4B and 4C  (RHB 137a, 137b and 300a)

5.00 Business Meeting  (Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre)

7.00   Conference Dinner & after dinner reading by LeAnne Howe (RHB, Great Hall)


9-10.30  Morning sessions 1A and 1B  Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 137a & 137b

10.30-11 Break (tea/coffee available)

11-12:30  Morning sessions 2A, 2B and 2C  RHB 137a, 137b and 300a

12.30-2.00  Conference Lunch (included)   RHB (Great Hall)

2-3.30  Afternoon sessions 3A, 3B, 3C  RHB 137a, 137b and 300a

3.30-4  Break (tea/coffee available)

4-5.30 Closing Keynote:  Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre

Gerald McMaster             Decolonizing the Ethnographic Museum

5.30   Committee Meeting  RHB 137a


Keynote Speakers

Margaret Noodin received an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves at the Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems and essays have been anthologized and published in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Water Stone Review, and Yellow Medicine Review. She is a strong advocate for education and community engagement through relevant research and teaching. With her daughters, Shannon and Fionna, she is a member of Miskwaasining Nagamojig (the Swamp Singers) a women’s hand drum group whose lyrics are all in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe).

LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, connects literature, Indigenous knowledge, Native histories, and expressive cultures in her work. Her interests include Native and indigenous literatures, performance studies, film, and Indigeneity. Professor Howe (Choctaw) is the recipient of a United States Artists (USA) Ford Fellow, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, American Book Award, Oklahoma Book Award, and she was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to Jordan.  Recently in October 2015, Howe received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, (WLA); and in 2014 she received the Modern Languages Association inaugural Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for Choctalking on Other Realities. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University, (2000) and shares a Native and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) award for literary criticism with eleven other scholars for Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective.

Gerald McMaster is a curator, artist, author, and professor of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University (Toronto). He has worked at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 1995 he was Canadian commissioner to the Biennale di Venezia; and in 2012 he was an Artistic Director of the 18th Biennale of Sydney.