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September 2013

MOA Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St Michael’s Indian Residential Schools Openning Reception

September 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOA (Museum of Anthropology), 6393 Marine Drive, Vancouver, V6T 1Z1 + Google Map

This exhibition has grown out of a unique opportunity to present the personal experiences of First Nations children who attended St. Michael’s Indian Residential School at Alert Bay, British Columbia.

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Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School

September 20, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
First Nations House of Learning Great Hall
Speaking My Truth

Book editors Jonathan Dewar, Glen Lowry, and Mike DeGagné will share their journey in the development of ‘Speaking My Truth’ collection, highlight the importance of sharing the stories to advance awareness of the Indian Residential School system and engage participants in the notions of apology, denial, and reconciliation.

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Performance by Peter Morin at the Belkin

September 26, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall
Vancouver,
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Peter Morin

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:30 pm Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:30 pm Artist Peter Morin will perform This is not a simple movement at the Belkin Gallery as part of the Witnesses exhibition. In his words, “We live in a land created through forcible impact, a land influenced by the movement of steel scissor blades. This performance invites the creation of a collective map. Viewers, and artist, work collaboratively to confront this difficult history. The meeting of these two metal…

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Rising UP! Celebrating Indigenous Youth Arts and Performance.

September 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Nations House of Learning, UBC
Vancouver, Canada
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Join us on September 26th, 2013 for Rising UP! Celebrating Indigenous Youth Arts and Performance.

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October 2013

Artist talk with Beau Dick at the Belkin

October 10, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall
Vancouver,
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Beau Dick, The Ghost Con-fined to the Chair, 2012

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:30 pm Beau Dick is the Artist in Residence at the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Dick, acclaimed as one of the Northwest Coast’s most versatile and talented carvers, was born on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, BC and lives and works in Alert Bay, BC. Reaching out beyond the confines of his own Kwakwaka'wakw culture, Dick has explored new formats and techniques in his work, including painting and drawing. All are welcome.…

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Artist talk with Cathy Busby at the Belkin

October 31, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall
Vancouver,
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Cathy Busby, WE ARE SORRY, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:30 pm Cathy Busby is an Adjunct Professor of Visual Art in the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.  Based in Halifax, she has been exhibiting her work internationally over the past twenty years. Busby grew up in the suburbs of Toronto until 1974 when she had the opportunity to attend the Carcross Community Education Centre in the Yukon. This was an alternative school housed in the former Chooutla Indian Residential School and…

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Author Reading at IKBLC: Richard Wagamese

October 31, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IKBLC Lillooet Room (Room 301)
Richard Wagamese

Join us Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 2:00 in the Lillooet Room (Room 301) at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for a reading by author Richard Wagamese from his latest novel, Indian Horse. Join us Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 2:00 in the Lillooet Room (Room 301) at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for a reading by author Richard Wagamese from his latest novel, Indian Horse. "If we want to live at peace with ourselves, we need to…

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November 2013

Symposium: Traumatic Histories, Artistic Practice and Working from the Margins

November 15, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:30 am-5:30 pm Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre This symposium features lectures by a distinguished international panel of scholars, artists and curators.  Traumatic Histories will convene around questions arising from the exhibition, including curatorial issues, the role of artistic practice in reconciliation (along with a fundamental investigation of the concept of reconciliation) and a broader theoretical discussion around modernity and indigeneity. The symposium is made possible with assistance from the UBC Curatorial Lecture Series,…

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Concert by UBC Contemporary Players at the Belkin

November 29, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall
Vancouver,
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Friday, November 29, 2013, 2:00 pm Join us for a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players at the Belkin Art Gallery. Ensemble directors Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi present a program inspired by the Witnesses exhibition and Indian residential schools. All are welcome. Admission is free. For information on these events and public programming for Fall 2013, visit belkin.ubc.ca. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery 1825 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2 http://www.belkin.ubc.ca | belkin.gallery@ubc.ca

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December 2013

Performance by Peter Morin at the Belkin

December 1, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall
Vancouver,
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Peter Morin

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:30 pm Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:30 pm Artist Peter Morin will perform This is not a simple movement at the Belkin Gallery as part of the Witnesses exhibition. In his words, “We live in a land created through forcible impact, a land influenced by the movement of steel scissor blades. This performance invites the creation of a collective map. Viewers, and artist, work collaboratively to confront this difficult history. The meeting of these two metal…

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