Open now through June 30, 2016
The objective of the Summit is to materialize the research and practice of “truth” and “reconciliation” with a focus on collaborative education and pedagogical history.
The Summit promises to create a range of immersive academic and dynamic spaces through outreach and collaborative programming. A direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation’s Final Report’s Calls to Action (TRC), the Summit is an outreach initiative that seeks an intercultural calling-in of researchers, scholars, social justice advocates, elders, intergenerational survivors, artists, knowledge keepers, cultural and multidisciplinary practitioners and performers, healers, educators, and students, among others, to reflect on the consequences that emerged from the residential school legacy and the impact on educational paradigms.
Integrating Knowledges: Truth & Reconciliation Project is an entirely unique and unprecedented outreach event with its aim to generate and document creative solutions to immediate societal challenges by developing opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, artists and researchers across disciplines and communities to meet and collaborate in order to acknowledge and recognize Indigenous educational systems through communication methods and practices.
The Summit selection committee is seeking individual responses from artists and academics that question the following: Apartheid, Assimilation, Decolonization, Education, Genocide, Intergenerational Trauma, Residential Schools, Nourishment, (Re)conciliation, Resiliency, Cultural Revitalization, Reclamation, Ceremony, and Truth.
The selected artists and scholars will immerse and animate the University of Waterloo site as a public engagement/intervention project. Artists may propose interior and/or exterior works, and creative interventions. Artists are encouraged to consider the residential school legacy through the dichotomy of both historical and contemporary knowledges and creative practices. Scholars and researchers are encouraged to submit discussion papers or potential roundtable sessions.
For further details visit this link: Truth & Reconciliation Project call for submissions