12 October 2017
Katrina Srigley (History, Nipissing University) and Lorraine Sutherland will facilitate an Oral Histories workshop. The workshop will highlight the ways in which methodologies can respectfully and meaningfully be integrated to listen well and learn from stories of the past and, in the process, support Anishnaabe resurgence, relationship building, and the restorying of Turtle Island.
Stories of Nbisiing Anishnaabeg: relationship, resistance, resurgence.
As Leanne Simpson, Wendy Geniuz, Jill Doerfler and others have so clearly illustrated, stories of the past, both the everyday and the sacred, are crucial sites of resurgence and resistance when understood and mobilized in ways that honour Anishnaabe ways of knowing. Drawing on seven years of learning with Elders and knowledge keepers on Anishnaabe territory, I will share stories of this territory and its people that have been gifted to me to restory the past.
Towards Indigenous Research Agreements
Deborah McGregor (CRC, Indigenous Environmental Justice)
One of the most significant interventions of the symposium will be to develop new ways of forming Indigenous Research Agreements by drawing from the historic treaties and the wampum belt tradition. This will entail bringing in elders and knowledge keepers of the Six Nations, as well as treaty scholars.
Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Constellating Indigenous and Eurocentric Knowledges/Sciences
Facilitators: Brigitte Evering and James Wilkes, as part of Trent University’s Indigenous Environmental Science/Studies program
As educators, we work to dismantle and transform the settler within ourselves. We recognize the importance of intentionally bringing together diverse knowledges in order to find solutions to the environmental issues facing communities. We will showcase Trent’s Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences program in which we prepare future practitioners. Beyond interdisciplinarity, we will introduce the principles and concepts of know*ledge constellations and re*constellating as a guide for bringing together Indigenous and Eurocentric knowledges/sciences.