Indigenous Perspectives on Canada150: Risk + Reconciliation

  • May 6, 2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • Manitoba Hydro Place

There has been significant controversy about the federal government’s ​celebration of ​the ​​​150​th anniversary of confederation, with hashtags like #Resistance150 and #Colonialism150 spreading across social media. While some Indigenous leaders have opted out entirely, others approached engagements as a platform to raise awareness about resiliency and contemporary indigenous identity. Spur explores the risks ​in celebrating ​reconciliation, by asking members of Winnipeg’s Indigenous community, what does Canada150 mean to you?​

Featuring Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot’in from Tsi Deldel First Nation),  award-winning writer, editor, storyteller and host; Joshua Whitehead, Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit storyteller and scholar from Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1); Wabiska Maengun, mother, softball coach, artist/observer, arts administrator and a founding member of The Ephemerals; and Jaime Black, Métis multimedia artist who uses her artistic practice to create dialogue on social, political and environmental issues. The conversation will be moderated by CBC’s Lenard Monkman.

  • Free

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