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Storytelling and Epistemic Reparations

Friday, September 15th @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery — Quamajuq

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Note: This event takes place in Winnipeg, MB.

The Epistemic Reparations Global Working Group is an international, interdisciplinary team of scholars and activists funded by a Buffett Institute Global Catalyst Grant. We aim to create a more holistic and victim-centred framework for understanding reparations and to generate recognition of the “right to be known” for victims of gross human rights violations.

In this free public event, project lead Jennifer Lackey (Professor of Philosophy and Law (courtesy) & Director, Northwestern Prison Education Program) will moderate a panel discussion with Senator Mary Jane McCallum and Photo Laureate of Toronto, Nadya Kwandibens on “Storytelling and Epistemic Reparations”.

What forms can storytelling take beyond those told in words and print? What role can storytelling play in the healing process for victims of gross violations of human rights? Join us on Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Ilipvik Learning Steps at Qaumajuc-Winnipeg Art Gallery, for a lively interactive discussion.

Stay afterwards and check out the latest exhibit at Qaumajuc, Inuit Sanaugangit – Art Across Time!


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Nadya Kwandibens

Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is an award winning portrait and events photographer, Canon Ambassador, and the current Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto. In 2008 she founded Red Works Photography. Red Works is a dynamic photography company empowering contemporary Indigenous lifestyles and cultures through photographic essays, features, and portraits. She currently resides in Tkarón:to on Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga of the Credit River & Dish With One Spoon Territory.

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Dr. Mary Jane McCallum

Dr. Mary Jane McCallum is a citizen of the Barren Lands First Nation in Brochet, Manitoba. She attended the Guy Hill Residential School in The Pas for 11 years. She is an advocate for social justice who, over the course of her distinguished career, has provided dental care to First Nations communities across Manitoba. In addition to her professional endeavours, Dr. McCallum leads workshops and presentations in which she shares her personal experience as a residential school survivor in an effort to raise awareness and understanding.

 This event is generously supported by the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global AffairsSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba, Brandon University Research Committee, and the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

 More info here: https://cameronboult.weebly.com/storytelling–epistemic-reparations.html

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Friday, September 15th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Winnipeg Art Gallery — Quamajuq
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1