San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Coast Salish Protocol Panel Discussion
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AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDING: A video will be shot and post-produced and uploaded to our partners' websites and Facebook feeds. Audio highlights will be broadcast on 100.5FM on Friday Nov 4, 7-8am on W2 Media Mornings on Vancouver's Co-op Radio 100.5 FM and podcast at www.w2media.org
About: Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh protocol practices and how migrants and settlers can make 'genuine reconciliation' a part of their work. Are you unsure about your role and the base knowledge on how to conduct "territorial acknowledgements" and how to make them matter? This session is for people just starting to unravel, or active in solidarity work to end colonialism. Participants can come from a variety of backgrounds and may work with a variety of organisations with cultural, faith, labour, environmental, or social justice work. Improve your solidarity work here in unceded Coast Salish Territory and work to confront Coast Salish cultural erasure.
SPEAKERS: Charlene Aleck / Ts'simtelot (Tsleil-Waututh), Tłakwasikan Khelsilem (Squamish), Christina Nahanee (Musqueam), and Irwin Oostindie (Dutch Settler). Moderator: Aleks Besan (Russian Settler).
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, 555 W Hastings. Wheelchair accessible.
Tickets: Entry by donation, (suggested $3-20 for unwaged/waged). Your contributions goes towards venue rental, catering costs, printed flyer, and thank yous to the Coast Salish speakers. Any remaining funds support the Coast Salish Cultural Network publishing of a Coast Salish Anthology in 2017.
4:00 Doors open (advance registered guests only)
4:10 A light meal will be served at the beginning of the event. [Salmon Soup and bannock]
4:45 Panel presentations
5:30 Question and answers
6:30 end time so folks can get to 7pm Joe Sacco at SFU Woodwards, or Flamenco event at Carnegie. (see below)
Produced for: Heart of the City Festival, in association with SFU Institute for the Humanities, Coast Salish Cultural Network, SFU Communications Graduate Caucus, with support from the City of Vancouver
TIMING: Following the event world-reknown political graphic novelist Joe Sacko is at SFU Woodward's. We have scheduled this as an early event to accomodate attendance at both. https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2016-2017-fall/AnEveningwithJoeSacco2.html
Charlene Aleck / Ts'simtelot - Elected Councillor with the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, and plays a Cultural Ambassador role for the Nation. Charlene is a granddaughter of Chief Dan George, an actress, known for The Beachcombers (1972) and The New Beachcombers (2002), a mother and grandmother. She is also an active participant with Children of Takaya and performs throughout Coast Salish Territory.
Tłakwasikan Khelsilem - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw is an educator, and language rights activist. He founded the Kwi Awt Stelmexw — a Coast Salish arts & education society — with the aim of creating and providing language programming to his community. He currently teaches at SFU a Squamish Language Immersion Program.
Christina Nahanee - Musqueam is the executive assistant to the Musqueam Nation manager, and has extensive experience assisting the protocol department at Musqueam.
Irwin Oostindie - A Dutch settler media artist, curator, and researcher who has led local and international media and culture projects for three decades. Irwin has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Media Arts from Capilano University, and is currently a SFU graduate student. His research and activism involves settler cultural policy and redress.
Aleks Besan - Aleks is a Russian settler who immigrated to Coast Salish Territories as a child. She is an Educator with Check Your Head, and is interested in global migration and solidarity from diaspora communities, recently completing a degree in International Studies at SFU with an interest in sociological and culturally-informed aspects.
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