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Territorial Acknowledgements Workshops
with Amy Desjarlais

Session One – Available to Arts Organizations:
Monday, May 28, 7:00PM

Session Two – Available for Individuals Working in Arts and Culture:
Monday, June 4, 7:00PM

Topics will include:

  • Understand the reason for making territorial acknowledgements.
  • Are the current acknowledgements effective?
  • Learn best practices for drafting a territorial acknowledgement.
  • Find out how to engage community, and learn what resources are available, how to create a network.
  • Understand what organizations can do to contribute to the efficacy of acknowledgements and to align themselves.

The session is part of the RECENTRE initiative guest curated by Su-Ying Lee and presented by Trinity Square Video.



REGISTRATION DETAILS

Session One – Available to Arts Organizations
Date/time: Monday May 28th, 7-9pm
Location: Regent Park Centre for Social Innovation, 585 Dundas Street East, 3rd floor
Registration: $50 and a written, audio or video short description about why you are interested in this workshop and your own experience with territorial acknowledgements. This will help Amy gear the workshop to the group’s interests.

Registration is limited to 25 attendees so register early to ensure a spot!

* Food and refreshments will be provided – please inform us at the time of registration of any dietary restrictions

Accessibility: Please help us provide accessibility accommodations by informing us of your organizational participants needs. Trinity Square Video is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming. Personal attendants are admitted free.


Session Two – Available for Individuals Working in Arts and Culture:
Date/time: Monday June 4th, 7-9pm
Location: Regent Park Centre for Social Innovation, 585 Dundas Street East, 3rd floor
Registration: $7 deposit and a written, audio or video short description about why you are interested in this workshop and your own experience with territorial acknowledgements. This will help Amy gear the workshop to the group’s interests.

Registration is limited to 25 attendees so register early to ensure a spot!

* Food and refreshments will be provided – please inform us at the time of registration of any dietary restrictions

Accessibility: Please help us provide accessibility accommodations by informing us of your organizational participants needs. Trinity Square Video is committed to ensuring as accessible an environment as possible for all our programming. Personal attendants are admitted free.



CONTRIBUTOR BIOGRAPHIES

Amy Desjarlais
Waabishka Kakaki Zhaawshko shkeezhgokwe n’dizhnikaaz
(White Raven Woman with Turquoise eyes is my name)
Wasauksing N’doonjibaa
(I am from Wasauksing First Nation)
Ojibway/Bodwewotomi Anishinaabekwe n’daaw
(Ojibway/Potowottomi of the Anishinaabe Nation)

Amy currently works at Ryerson University as the First Nations Technical Coordinator (FNTI) at the Bachelor of Social Work program, offered in partnership with First Nations Technical Institute. She works with York University as knowledge keeper. Amy has an MA in Culture & History; her thesis, Emptying the Cup: Healing Fragmented Identity, explores an Anishinawbekwe (female) perspective on historical trauma and culturally appropriate consultation and is published by the Centre for World Indigenous Studies’ Fourth World Journal. She is founder of EarthTALKER, a magazine focused on women and families, 2008 the recipient of the FNTI/Ryerson University Practicum Award for Theory of Interconnectedness – An Indigenous perspective on political decision-making, author of non-fiction full-length book, Starblanket – A mother’s gift to her son (2014). When she is not writing, Amy facilitates cultural workshops and drum circles. Amy is also a hand drummer and singer.

For more information about the work of Amy Desjarlais and her full bio, visit earthtalker.wordpress.com.


Su-Ying Lee is an independent curator living in Toronto, Canada. Her projects have taken place across Canada and in Hong Kong. She has also worked in institutions as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Her practice often employs unconventional platforms and expands ridged boundaries around curatorial practice. Lee is interested in employing the role of curator as a co-conspirator, accomplice and active agent. She received a Masters of Visual Studies, Curatorial degree from the University of Toronto.


Trinity Square Video would like to acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts.

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For more information, contact:
Emily Fitzpatrick
emily@trinitysquarevideo.com
+1 416 593 1332
trinitysquarevideo.com

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