Soup & Bannock: Lunch & Learn Series
This event is open to all interested community members, including VIU faculty, staff and students.
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 2016 to April, 2017
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
September 13, 2016 – Doug White,
“Regional Aboriginal Justice Initiative”
Sponsored by Student Affairs
October 11, 2016 – Michelle Corfield,
"Beyond the Indian Act: Economic development and Treaty Implementation"
Sponsored by Health & Human Services
November 8, 2016 – Ralph Nilson, “Investing in Reconciliation”
Sponsored by International Education
December 13, 2016 – Eunice Joe,
Sponsored by Faculty of Social Sciences
January 10, 2017 – Louise Mandell, "De-constructing colonization in each of our lives"
This talk will explore de-constructing colonization in each of our lives - making space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to dream a way forward which respects and reflects the diversity, strength and hope embodied within Indigenous traditions. A focus will be colonization’s mindsets which find expression in our collective culture and mindsets as well as the fundamental principles and ethics derived from Indigenous laws which shift and change this paradigm.
Sponsored by Faculty of Management
February 14, 2017 – TBA
Sponsored by Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology
March 14, 2017 – Shawn Atleo
Sponsored by Arts and Humanities
April 11, 2017 – Sharon Hobenshield,
“Haq wil la hlo is sim: Walk Slowly on the Breath of your Ancestors: An Examination of Gift Giving within Post-Secondary Education”
Sponsored by the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning