2018

How the arts contribute to social and environmental justice

I-Week 2018 focused on how the arts can contribute to social and environmental justice. I-Week sessions explored many challenging global issues and the various forms of art used to encourage reflection, dialogue and action.

Featured Keynotes:

  • Behind the Scenes with Tipi Confessions

Dr. Kim TallBear, citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (South Dakota, USA); Associate Professor, U of A Faculty of Native Studies; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Environment; co-producer of Tipi Confessions. 

Kirsten Lindquist, Cree-Metis, born in Edmonton; instructor, U of A Faculty of Native Studies; co-producer of Tipi Confessions. 

Dr. Tracy Bear, Nehiyaw’iskwew from Montreal Lake Cree Nation; Assistant Professor, U of A Faculty of Native Studies and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Indigenous erotica teacher; co-producer of Tipi Confessions.

  • Shalini Kantayya, Fulbright Scholar, a Sundance Documentary Film Fellow, a TED Fellow, and in 2017 was resident at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.
  • Kristina Wong, performer, writer, cultural commentator and “eco-comedian”.
 
View the International Week 2018 Program