RELAB Symposium Keynote Lecture
Thursday, November 7 – CKUA Performance Space and Lobby, 9804 Jasper Avenue NW
6:00PM – 7:00PM Reception Appetizers and Cash Bar

Catered and Served by Revel Bar and Bistro

7:00PM – 8:30PM Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Keynote Lecture and Facilitated Conversation

Dr. Kim TallBear, CRC Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & the Environment, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies

“Practising the Future, Together”

Prof. Jason Edward Lewis

University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary & Professor of Computation Arts at Concordia University, Director, Initiatives for Indigenous Futures

8:30PM – 9:30PM Post Lecture Mingle Appetizers and Cash Bar

Catered and Served by Revel Bar and Bistro

RELAB Symposium Launch Schedule
Friday, November 8 – Room 2-520A/2-530B, Enterprise Square (Map)
8:30AM Light Breakfast Continental Breakfast with Fruit & Coffee and Tea

Enterprise Square, 2nd Floor, Faculty of Extension Lobby

10230 Jasper Avenue

Bathroom Code: 8774

Room 2-520A/2-530B, Faculty of Extension, Enterprise Square

9:00AM – 9:15AM Opening and Introductory Remarks
9:15AM – 10:45AM

(includes 30 minutes discussion)

Panel 1 Arlana Bennett (Redsky),

“MC1R/Scavenger Heart: Towards an Indigenous Kincentric Critique”

Geraldine King, “Invading Species: How to Love Plants within an Anishinaabe Ethic of Consent”

kj. saami hernández, “(re)lating and (re)making as/with Land: theory and methodology”

10:45AM – 11:00AM BREAK Coffee and Tea 
11:00AM – 12:30PM

(includes 30 minutes discussion)

Panel 2 Elaine D. Alexie, ““Shi’khaihtak Gik’yaaniljii, I am learning”: Gwich’in Material Culture, Museum Research and Relationality”

Brittany Johnson, “(Con)sensual Beading: Vulvas, Burlesque-ing, and Areola Kisses”

Tashina Makokis, “Sacred Landscapes and Butt Portraits: Painting the Indigenous body in celebration of its natural form”

12:30PM – 1:30PM LUNCH Sandwiches and Wraps (Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Vegetarian Options)
1:30PM – 3:00PM

(includes 30 minutes discussion)

Panel 3 Kirsten Lindquist, “Burlesque & the Bush:

my Pemmican ᐱᒦᐦᑳᐣ Milkshake brings all the bison back to the land”

Matthew James Wiegel, “Investigating the print culture of the Numbered Treaties”

Deneh’Cho Thompson, “The Intangible Present: Indigenous Interruptions to Action Oriented Acting Methods”

3:00PM – 3:15PM Day 1 Debrief 
3:15PM – 6:30PM FREE TIME Recommendations:

RAM – Royal Museum of Alberta (free admission for Indigenous peoples),9810 103a Ave NW

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq

RELAB Symposium Launch Schedule
Saturday, November 9 – Room 2-520A/2-530B, Enterprise Square (Map)
8:45AM – 9:15AM Light Breakfast  Continental Breakfast with Fruit & Coffee and Tea

Enterprise Square, 2nd Floor, Faculty of Extension Lobby

Bathroom Code: 8774

9:15AM – 9:30AM Opening
9:30AM – 11:00AM

(includes 30 minutes discussion)

Panel 4 Jordan Clapper, “1/8: Building (Enough) Indigeneity in the United States”

Michelle Brown, “Discomfortingly Consensual SF: The Txitxardin Project’s Unsettling Genealogies of Intimacy”


11:00AM – 11:15AM BREAK Coffee and Tea
11:15AM – 12:45PM

(includes 30 minutes discussion)

Panel 5 Mandee Mcdonald, “A Beginner’s Guide to the Academy through Hide Tanning”

Métis in Space, “Back 2 The Land: 2 Land 2 Furious”

12:45PM – 1:45PM LUNCH Sandwiches and Wraps (Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Vegetarian Options)
1:45PM – 2:00PM Day 2 Debrief and Farewell

Unsettle the Future: Re-Story, Research & Reclaim Indigenous Sexualities and Relations

November 7-9, 2019

RELAB Symposium Agenda & Participant Information

RELAB Symposium Registration 

Tipi Confessions Tix *RELAB Symposium panel participants will receive one complimentary ticket to Tipi Confessions 

Social Media

Instagram – tipiconfessions, 

Twitter – @tipiconfess, @RELABresearch

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Keynote Lecture Location:

CKUA Performance Space and Lobby

9804 Jasper Avenue NW

Symposium Location: 

Enterprise Square

10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB

Faculty of Extension Classrooms 

Room 2-520A/2-530B (second floor)

Tipi Confessions Location:

Ledcor Theatre and Lobby, Sub Floor, Art Gallery of Alberta 

2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq

Contact – Logistics, etc.:

Kirsten Lindquist


Cell: 780-227-5289