In collaboration with the Research in Art (RIA) Study Group CCCC Capitalism, Colonialism, Climate Change
Wednesday June 20th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
At G101, 280 Catherine Street
Facilitated by Carmel Whittle, G101’s Community Outreach Indigenous Liaison
Our Call To Action: to collaborate
RIA and Gallery101
What to expect?
Gallery 101, in collaboration with RIA is planning a series of readings and discussions on reconciliation. Our first session will be on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM at Gallery 101.
We have a short amount of time to work with and my suggestion is to record your findings, your understandings of what you have read, in particularly look to the issue of Appropriation. I will suggest that some of the work in your researching and exploring be written in a journal. If there are questions, thoughts that could be discussed in our sessions then you could refer to your journal.
There will be a hand-out at the end of our 1st session and i will call them our “Action Guide 2018”. The Action Guide will have a number of activities that will help in learning more about Indigenous culture, ceremony, art & traditional practices.
Look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, June 20th.
Carmel A. Whittle
G101 Community Outreach Indigenous Liaison
280 Catherine Street
Calls to Action Summary – 20 pages
Recommended reading below: It is important to read the following two excerpts before proceeding to the recommended readings for our June session.
What we have learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation,
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015
The 500+ pages of the Executive Summary include calls to action in detail and contains the discussion leading to each call to action. Please read the following excerpts:
1. Pages 113-126: “Reconciliation”
The 10 principles (on pp. 125 and 126) are very important to understand when working through the many layers of what it means to work towards reconciliation. The principles can be referred to when direction is required or, as Sinclair points out, there will be confusion, there will be difficult conversations. The principles can be something we can return to as we work our way through the sessions on colonization
There is mention of the Royal Commission which i had introduced in our previous
gathering. There is much to be said for stories in this short article but i think it will
support what we are discovering together, which is knowing our story and in turn listening to others.
2. Pages 279 – 292 of the Executive Summary: “The arts: Practising resistance, healing, and reconciliation.”
1st session: Truth and Reconciliation: Recommendation #83,
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Gallery 101,
280 Catherine St. Ottawa
“We call upon the Canada Council for the arts to establish, as a funding priority, as strategy for indigenous and non-indigenous Artist to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.”
Please read the following two articles from the complete West Coast Line publication online: Summer edition, 2012:
1: David Garneau: “Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation,” West Coast Line, Summer 2012
2: Alex Janvier: “Reflections” (Remarks and Interview) Interview by Jonathan Dewar, West Coast Line, Summer 2012
pages 12 – 21
The readings below are readings in your own time they are not required for the first session:
The Survivors Speak (259 pages)
Canadian Public Opinion on Aboriginal Peoples 2016
http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/Modern%20Reports/canadian_public_opinion.pdf pp. 45-50 Grouping of Canadian opinions as determined by this study – positive and negative.
Mediatropes An academic journal on indigenous issues:
Restoration of Tribal Government and Soveignty, etc.
Lindsay Day, Ashlee Cunsolo, Heather Castleden, Debbie Martin, Catherine Hart, Tim Anaviapik-Soucie, George Russell, Clifford Paul, Cate Dewey, Sherilee L. Harper
For more information about Research in Art and the CCCC study group visit: https://researchinartottawa.wordpress.com/ria-study-groups/