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Queen's University

Student Affairs Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Teach-in: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing

[image from the poster]

You are invited to participate in the Kahswentha Initiative's upcoming teach-in on Indigenous Visual Representation. "Kahswentha" is a Haudenosaunee word that describes the Two Row Wampum Treaty between the Haudenosaunee peoples and settlers on Turtle Island. The treaty was built upon the principles of peace, friendship, and mutual respect. In the spirit of this treaty, and with the intent of supporting Indigenous Studies at Queen's, the Kahswentha Initiative seeks to:

  • raise awareness among non-Aboriginal students, staff and faculty about Aboriginal peoples, cultures world views, and histories
  • encourage knowledge sharing and dialogue among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff, faculty, and students who are interested in Aboriginal issues
  • provide opportunities for co-curricular and experiential learning that are not often available within classroom settings
  • foster relationships between Queen's University and local Aboriginal communities.

    The Kahswentha Initiative is planning a series of teach-ins on Indigenous issues. The third teach-in will be on the topic of Indigenous Visual Representation, and it will be held on Thursday, February 27th from 2:30-4 PM at Union Gallery on campus
    The event will include a number of experts and many learners. We are welcoming former OCAD student and artist Keesic Douglas and two current students to discuss issues of Indigenous Visual Representation. Rebecca Benson, Tuskarora and Masters student in Art History from Queen's University will also share her knowledge. The teach-in will begin with an opening smudge and welcome to territory by Mohawk Elder Charlotte Green.

    Poster of the event

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000