UBCO series discussion on B.C. colonial settlement

AlterKnowledge series event to be hosted by Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society in Kelowna.

  • Nov. 13, 2016 1:00 p.m.
UBCO series discussion on B.C. colonial settlement

Pauline Terbasket and Mariel Belanger will be the featured speakers at the next UBC Okanagan AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
 event planned fo Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The series event will be hosted by the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Ave., in downtown Kelowna.

What is the colonial history of settlement in B.C., and why is it important to present-day relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? That will the focal question addressed at the AlterKnowledge forum—the invasion and settlement of this province and fostering a rethinking of our relationships through this history.

The discussion will be initiated by Terbasket, the Okanagan Nation Alliance executive director, and Belanger, a masters of fine arts student at UBC Okanagan—both members of the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation.

Taking direction from historic accords and documents such as the Memorial to Sir Wilfrid Laurier (co-authored in 1910 by the Chiefs of the Syilx, Secwepemc, and Nlaka’pamux nations), this discussion seeks to explore  the contemporary responsibilities of all citizens to the goal of just co-existence.

The AlterKnowledge Discussion series is organized by UBC Okanagan professors Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess.

The series aims to foster community-engaged knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share  and (un)learn, as a practice of decolonization. This event is free and open to the public.

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