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Soup & Bannock: Lunch & Learn Series Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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Vancouver Island University

900 Fifth Street

Bldg. 170 - Shq’apthut- A Gathering Place

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

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This event is open to Everyone. Registration is optional - tickets are not needed for event.

If you have a large group please call ahead to let us know. 250-740-6510

This speaker’s series is held by Services for Aboriginal Students at Vancouver Island University and sponsored by various VIU departments. These talks are Tuesday over the lunch hour once a month in Shq’apthut – A Gathering Place and provide the opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community to expand their experience and awareness in current Indigenous topics and various aspects of Aboriginal Ways of Being and Knowing.

Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month - September 2018 - April 2019

Time: 11:30 to 1:00 ... Soup served at 11:30, presentation at Noon

Place: VIU Nanaimo Campus, Bldg. 170 - Shq’apthut- A Gathering Place Link to Campus Map

Questions: Jennifer.Christofferson@viu.ca



Fall 2018


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Haida Artist & Author

"OUT OF CONCEALMENT – Female Supernatural Beings of HAIDA GWAII"

Terri-Lynn speaks to her book that re-imagines the ancient feminine Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii, epic figures in the Haida Nation's origin stories, which have been passed down for millennia. These historical narratives illustrate the Haida's values, customs, rituals, laws, and relationships with the earthly and metaphysical realms, and reinforce a worldview through which the natural environment is a sacred domain, not to be dominated or exploited.

Sponsor: Faculty of Management


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller, Fullbright Scholar

"Cultural Resilience: A Strengths Perspective"

This talk will address the definition and application of cultural resilience, a traditional phenomenon that has been utilized by Indigenous populations for centuries as a means to survive. It is a concept that speaks to a strengths perspective that is common in social work and other helping professions. The foundation of cultural resilience is that all populations outside of the majority have cultural assets that assist them in overcoming the obstacles that can encompass living and functioning in majority society (Strand & Peacock, 2003). Various examples are presented that apply cultural resilience theory to Native students completing college (Drywater-Whitekiller, 2010), the impact of elders in fostering cultural resilience (Drywater-Whitekiller, 2006), and in traditional stories (Drywater-Whitekiller, 2011).

Sponsor: VP Academic and Provost


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Chris Turner, VIU Research Ethics Officer in Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

"A geography of reconciliation: An effective and lawful framework for achieving clarity of First Nations territorial jurisdiction in British Columbia."

Sponsor: Faculty of Education


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Denise Augustine, SD 79 Director of Aboriginal Education and Learner

Sponsor: Rita Alton, Acting Dean Academic and Career Preparation



Spring 2019


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Ralph Nilson, President and Vice-Chancellor


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Louise Mandell Q.C. Chancellor, Vancouver Island University

Sponsor: Arts & Humanities


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Noelle Hanuse, Aboriginal Counsellor, VIU Counselling Services

"Leaving Ego at the Longhouse Door Part II"


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Sharon Hobenshield, Director, Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement

"The Goodness Theory"

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