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Culture Wars: The Indians Strike Back

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Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2R 0W5

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From writers committing ethnic fraud to writers reproducing tired stereotypes, the way settlers imagine Indigenous peoples is less a lens than it is a mirror. The “imaginary Indian” genre is played out! Aren’t you curious about what Indigenous-produced literature has to say? Let’s have a conversation about appropriation, imagination, and the future of representation in CanLit!

Presented in partnership with the Calgary Foundation.

Chelsea Vowel

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta. She has a BEd and LLB and is mother to three girls, step-mother of two more. Vowel is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. She is passionate about creating programs and materials that enable Indigenous languages to thrive, not merely survive. Vowel and her family currently reside in amiskwâciwaskahikan (Edmonton).

Indigenous Writes

Delgamuukw. Sixties Scoop. Bill C-31. Blood quantum. Appropriation. Two-Spirit. Tsilhqot’in. Status. TRC. RCAP. FNPOA. Pass and permit. Numbered Treaties. Terra nullius. The Great Peace…

In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel opens an important dialogue about these concepts and more as well as the wider social beliefs associated with the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. In 31 essays, she explores the Indigenous experience from the time of contact to the present, through five categories: Terminology of Relationships; Culture and Identity; Myth-Busting; State Violence; and Land, Learning, Law, and Treaties.

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