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Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation

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Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre

149 West Hastings

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/// COPRESENTERS:

BC Alliance for Arts + Culture
Heart of the City Festival
Coast Salish Cultural Network
SFU Institute for the Humanities
SFU’s Vancity Office of DTES Community Engagement


/// DESCRIPTION:

Irwin Oostindie suggests that "this place shall be merely the forever colonial wild west" unless cultural policy makes a shift. And like reconciliation and redress, the policy changes needs to be found in all our arts community, be genuine, and be at both the community, policy, and funding level.

Arts funding statistics show the degree to which the arts and culture sector structurally marginalizes Coast Salish culture. By inventorying and including a reconciliation and redress mandate in one's practice, or in our organisations, we will move beyond tokenism and denial. Reconciliation shouldnt be a funding opportunity, it should be genuine and society-wide.

This talk explores the dominant culture's roots of denial, and recent examples of Canada 150+. With audience participation, we will hear a keynote talk, and from responders, and everyone can learn examples and committments being made.

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Facebook RSVP and links: bit.ly/2017HOTC

Eventbrite: hotc2017.eventbrite.ca


/// SPEAKER BIO:

Irwin Oostindie is a Dutch settler, media artist, broadcaster, curator, and parent living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. For three decades he has led local and international media, arts and social justice projects, and founded community radio, TV, print, web, and cultural space projects. Irwin has been a prolific independent curator as well as worked with Tsleil-Waututh Nation, W2, Gallery Gachet, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, North Vancouver Arts Council, and Under the Volcano. He has consulted to three levels of government on the intersection of economic development and cultural industries and has a passion for sharing his research. Irwin received an Honour's Post-Graduate Certificate in Media Arts from Capilano University and is a Graduate Researcher at the SFU School of Communications. In his curatorial and space-building work, Irwin brings an interest in crosscultural dialogue and redress, with a particular place-based approach working on longterm curating and cultural development initiatives in the unceded Coast Salish lands and waters.

/// SCHEDULE

1:45pm Coffee/tea/snacks

2pm Introductory remarks

2:15 Presentation by Irwin Oostindie (Researcher, SFU CMNS)

3:00 Respondents, Discussion & Interaction

Any proceeds will support Coast Salish Cultural Network and RedressVancouver.ca


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