Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenizing the University

Visiting Speaker: Maria Campbell, Métis author, playwright, broadcaster, filmmaker, and Elder

#Resistance 150: A Conversation with Maria Campbell
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 (3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Humanities Centre, 3rd Floor HC 3-95

Evening of Creative Reading by Maria Campbell and UofA Students and Performance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and band from her new album f(l)ight
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Humanities Centre,1st Floor Lecture Theatre L-1


Maria Campbell
Maria Campbell a Métis author, playwright, broadcaster, filmmaker, and Elder, is one of the most celebrated authors and Indigenous intellectuals in Canada. Now retired from the University of Saskatchewan where she taught Native studies, creative writing and drama, Professor Campbell has received numerous awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Gabriel Dumont Order of Merit, the Chalmers Award for best new play, and a national Dora Mavore Award for playwriting. She has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Theatre Hall of Fame, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008, and was a Trudeau Foundation Fellow in 2012. She holds four honorary doctorate degrees and has served as writer and playwright in residence at numerous universities, public libraries, and theatres and as the Elder in Residence at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research, Athabasca University. She is the author of six books, including the bestseller Halfbreed. Her stage play, Flight was the first all-Aboriginal theatre production in Canada; she wrote, directed and produced six other plays, some of which toured in Canada and abroad. She has also written, directed or produced 12 documentaries centring on the histories and experiences of Indigenous people in Canada.

Maria Campbell is also an activist for Indigenous rights and women's rights. She founded the first halfway house for women and the Women's and Children's Emergency Crisis Centre in Edmonton. She has volunteered with youths in community theatre and mentored many Indigenous writers and artists. She has sat as an Elder on the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Justice commission and is a member of Grandmothers for Justice.

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Sponsored by:
English and Film Studies
Faculty of Arts
Canada Council for the Arts
Kule Institute for Advanced Study
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker Grants