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Smoke Signals Indigenous Communication Conference


Smoke Signals Indigenous Communication Conference
Creative Manitoba and co-hosts
Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery
The Manitoba Arts Council/ Le conseil des arts du Manitoba

Date: October 25 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Marlborough Hall in the Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith St, Wpg, MB
Coffee, tea, morning pastries and a light lunch included.
SMOKE SIGNALS Indigenous Communication Conference is a gathering of community-engaged artists and arts leaders examining the importance of our Indigenous voices in the art and media world.

To be an Indigenous artist or artisan is quite a different calling than to be an artist in the European tradition. The function of art and craft extends beyond aesthetic pleasure – it is embedded in daily life, family connection, traditional teachings as well as in dreaming lore and spirituality. We recognize the unique ability our Indigenous perspectives have to transform and galvanize community, celebrating our role as artists and acknowledging the importance of reclaiming our own narrative as oral historians. What is the historical role of artists within the Indigenous community, what are protocols for engagement? how does technology work within tradition? How does that act of creation save lives? How can we involve our youth?

The day’s discussions have been drawn from conversations happening locally within our community. In addition to the panels and conversations of the day, University of Manitoba Press will be onsite to offer their incredible selection of Indigenous subject and authored books for purchase.

Coffee, tea, morning pastries and a light lunch included.

Guest Speakers and panelists: Elder Albert McLeod, Kim Wheeler, David McLeod, Bret Parenteau, Rhayne Vermette, Jennifer Smith, Issa Kixen, Jade Harper, Lori Blondeau, KC ADAMS, Elizabeth Barron, Darla Contois, Niigaan Sinclair and more special guests to be announced!

Schedule of Events
9:30 – 10am Registration, Light Refreshments
10 – 10:20am Opening Ceremony
10:20 -10:30am Opening Remarks
10:30 – 11:45am INDIGITAL – Technology and Traditions How does technology affect traditions and how are traditions effected by technology?
12am – 1pm Light Lunch Catered by the Marlborough Hotel
University of Manitoba Press on site
1 – 2pm Keynote Address – by Niigaan Sinclair
2:15 – 3pm ART SAVES LIVES – Why we create and how we can encourage our youth.
3:15 – 4:15pm SAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – decolonizing art practices, respectful engagement and preventing ‘tokenism’.
4:15 – 4:30pm Closing Ceremony

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the Creative Manitoba website. https://creativemanitoba.ca/events/smoke-signals-indigenous-communication-conference/

For more information please visit our website www.creativemanitoba.ca
or contact our Indigenous Program Manager
[email protected]

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