There has been significant controversy about the federal government’s celebration of the 150th 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.
- May 6, 2017
- 2:30 pm
- Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg