Indigenous Research and the Arts
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day is an annual event organized by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (SGSPA). This year we are also collaborating with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. This event highlights research conducted by Indigenous Graduate Students and research collaboration with Indigenous communities. The theme for this year's event is: "Indigenous Research and the Arts". The event has a keynote address and graduate student/postdoc presentations followed by an opportunity for discussion bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, community members and invited guests together. The event this year will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 10:00 AM - 2 PM. Lunch will be served.
Register for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day here.
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2023
Welcome to Territory / Opening Remarks
10:00 - 10:10 AM
We will begin the Indigenous Research Collaboration Day with a welcome to territory, and opening remarks from Associate Dean Tara MacDonald.
Session 1 - Morning Talks
10:10 - 10:40 AM
Brittany McBeath, Colin Baillie, Victoria Taylor, Cameron Hare, Kinesiology and Health Studies
“Inspiring Indigenous Community Knowledge Exchange through Participatory Video-making”
10:40 - 11:10 AM
Aylan Couchie, Cultural Studies
“ni waamjigaadeg debwewin (now is the time to see the truth)”
11:10 - 11:30 AM
Lindsay (Kawennenhá:wi) Brant, Cultural Studies
“From Poetry to Pedagogy of Peace”
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Keynote address by Dolleen Manning, introduced by Amy Brant
Break for Lunch
12:15 to 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided.
Session 2 - Afternoon Talks
1:00 - 1:15 PM
Mariel Belanger, Cultural Studies
“Storytelling Futurisms in Contemporary Indigenous Educational Practices as smi7may7”
1:15 - 1:30 PM
Carleigh Milburn, Cultural Studies
“Making Sense of Decolonization Together with Artificial Intelligence, Digital Art Media, and Conventional Art Creation”
1:30 - 1:45 PM
Paige Van Tassel, Art History and Art Conservation
“Land Protectors: Indigenous Resistance Through the Arts”
1:45 - 2:00 PM
Micky Renders, Environmental Studies
“Art and Waste in Panniqutuq (Pangnirtung) Nunavut: Reflections of a waste researcher with decolonial aspirations”
Summary and Wrap-Up
We will conclude the day with some remarks from Dr Tara MacDonald, Associate Dean, SGSPA.
Past Indigenous Research Collaboration Days
This year's theme: Creating a better tomorrow: Indigenous research perspectives that can inform the challenges we face today
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2022 took place, on October 28th.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2022 can be found here (159 KB).
This year's theme: Reduced Inequality, Quality Education, and Good Health and Well-being
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2021 took place virtually, and involved crossover between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Research. At their heart, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to take care of each other, and of our environment. Queen’s University is deeply committed to thoughtful, intentional, and vigorous action toward these goals.
The full schedule and events for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2021 can be found here (760 KB).
This year's theme: Exploring Indigenous Research Ethics
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2020 took place virtually, and involved keynote speakers and presenters revolving around the theme of Indigenous Research Ethics. Indigenous researchers from various departments across Queen's presented their research in a variety of topics, including Indigenous ways of knowing and curation of Indigenous arts.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2020 can be found here (2200 KB).
This year's theme: Relationships Between Indigenous Communities and Land
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2019 took place in the JDUC on Friday November 8th. The focus was on the context-specific and strong relationships between Indigenous Communities and land, and how those relationships provide meaningful engagement through research and community empowerment.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2019 can be found here (164 KB).
This year's theme: Negotiating Ownership and Control in Collaborative Research with Indigenous Communities
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2018 took place in Robert Sutherland Hall on Friday November 9th. It featured a keynote address from Dr. Ovide Mercredi, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, as well as panel presentations from various Indigenous researchers at Queen's and across Canada.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2018 can be found here (309 KB).
This year's theme: Diversity among Indigenous peoples
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2017 took place in Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202, on October 27th. This workshop introduced the ethical, philosophical, and practical foundations for research partnerships between the university and Indigenous communities.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2017 can be found here (69 KB).