lxawéelŭmeew - An Indigenous Education Speaker Series @ Harry Crowe Room (109 Atkinson)
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

nIshnabek de’bwe wIn // telling our truths

Susan Dion
(York University)
Carla Rice (Canada Research Chair, University of Guelph)

In reference to the storyteller N. Scott Momaday (1998) writes,

We are informed by his sounds, transported by his images, and, finally, moved to contemplate the implications of what we have been told. His words are powerful and persuasive. They are creations that create listeners in the process of the telling. (p.78)

This session will feature a series of Digital Stories created by urban Indigenous, students, parents and teachers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion addressing issues in urban Indigenous Education.


lxawéelŭmeew - An Indigenous Education Speaker Series @ 519 Kaneff Tower
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indigenous World Views: Engaging with Indigenous Art and Artists


Susan Dion and Jennifer Wemigwans (York University)
Tanya Senk (TDSB Aboriginal Education Centre)

Contemporary Aboriginal artists in Canada and around the world are continually
interpreting, portraying, and recasting Indigenous histories and knowledge teachings.
Through their art they pass on ancestral stories depicting the knowledge gathered along
pathways of family bloodlines, community histories, and across generations. These
stories are not fixed in the past, but are told in the present, being continually
regenerated, weaving their way in and out of our personal narratives. (Dion Fletcher,
2011, p.12)

Drawing on the work of Indigenous Artists including Christi Belcourt, Heather Igloliorte,
and Daphne Odjig this talk will focus on learning from and with the work of Indigenous

indigenous speaker series flyer Jan 18