February 6th - Indigenous Youth Hybrid Knowledge in the Canadian Western Arctic
Dr. Ken Caine - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
In many Northern Indigenous communities, leaders responsible for addressing complex environmental issues often look to educated youth and the knowledge they bring while also drawing on Indigenous knowledge. In this presentation Dr Caine will reflect on findings from ongoing research with Indigenous youth in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories. He explores the idea of hybrid knowledge as an in-between space and blurred distinction between Dene knowledge and western science, which provides new opportunities for engagement as well as tension arising from entangled worldviews
February 13th - Yukon Travel Narratives and the Politics of Mass Mountaineering for Canada's Centennial in 1967
Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein explores travel narratives and commemoration in the politics of ascent during the 1967 Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition. Organized by the Alpine Club of Canada, 300 mountaineers mobilized and tackled climbs in the St. Elias Mountains. The mass expedition left an imprint on maps, place names, and memories of Kluane as well as mountain sport, parks, and tourism.
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