UBC First Nations House of Learning to Host Idle No More Teach-In

UBC First Nations House of Learning Idle No More Teach-in
Friday, February 1st, 2013
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
UBC First Nations Longhouse (Sty-Wet-Tan)
1985 West Mall

The UBC First Nations House of Learning is hosting an Idle No More Teach-in on February 1st in Sty-Wet-Tan, the great hall of the First Nations Longhouse, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

Distinguished Aboriginal faculty will provide a background on the movement, outline the aspects of Bills 38 and 45 that are seen as problematic and discuss ways that classroom dialogue around this issue can be incorporated in an informed and productive way. Everyone is welcome including students, staff, faculty, TAs and community members.

For those unable to attend, CITR will be broadcasting the event live at 101.9 FM. You can also listen online here.

A live blog of the event will be available on this page beginning at 1:00 PM on Friday. Please use the hashtag #UBCTeach to join the conversation.

Live Blog:


Dr Linc Kesler: Associate Professor,
English and First Nations Studies
Director, First Nations House of Learning

Dr Kesler’s indigenous ancestry is Oglala Lakota. His research work focuses on the relationship between technological change and the representation of knowledge, a topic vital to strategizing the survival of Indigenous communities. He is also interested in developing uses of emerging technologies that serve the needs of Indigenous communities.

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Panelists Include:

Dr Gordon Christie: Associate Professor
Director, First Nations Legal Studies

Dr Christie has taught in universities in Canada and the United States, in Faculties of Law, and Departments of Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. Most recently he was an Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (1998 – 2004) where he also acted as Director of the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments. Dr Christie’s research fields include Aboriginal legal issues, legal theory, and tort. His ancestry is Inupiat/Inuvialuit.

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Dr Glen Coulthard: Assistant Professor
First Nations Studies and Political Science

Dr Coulthard has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory, and radical social and political thought. Glen is currently writing a book on Indigenous peoples and recognition politics in Canada. He is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

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Dr Shelly Johnson: Assistant Professor
School of Social Work

Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett) is Saulteaux from Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She is an assistant professor in the UBC School of Social Work. Her works focuses on Indigenous women in leadership, child welfare, Indigenous methodologies, trauma, race/culture, social justice and activism. Shelly was the organizer of the first UBC Idle No More gathering on January 3, 2013.

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Dr Dory Nason: Assistant Professor
First Nations Studies and English

Dory Nason is Anishinaabe and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. She holds a joint position with First Nations Studies and the Department of English. Her research focuses on contemporary Indigenous Feminisms and related Native women’s intellectual history and contemporary Native literature.

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