Situated Knowledges: Indigenous Peoples and Place Virtual Colloquium 2020

Situated Knowledges: Indigenous Peoples and Place, in collaboration with Professor Thomas Barker in, at the time, the Faculty of Extension and now in the Faculty of Arts, hosted a virtual colloquium series on Indigenous-Engaged Research and Scholarship during the summer of 2020. The purpose of this colloquium series was to create a learning environment for researchers from multiple disciplines who wish to enter the space of Indigenous-engaged research and scholarship.

This colloquium series supported the following learning outcomes:
Listening: To gain an understanding of Indigenous scholarship broadly, with an emphasis on key concepts like Indigenous-engaged research, situated knowledge(s), identity, reciprocity, land, settler colonialism, decolonization, positioning, respect, relevance, and relationality.
Connecting: To share stories of beginnings, opportunities, challenges, and rewards of Indigenous-engaged research and scholarship.
Building: To contribute to establishing a broad network of scholars who share a strong and clear vision about Indigenous-engaged research and scholarship.

The format of each session was four 4 - 10 minute presentations by U of A scholars in which they shared how they started their journeys into or with Indigenous-engaged research and scholarship. Following the presentations, was a follow-up period for further conversation with participants and among the presenters.

Colloquium Recordings

Note: Some colloquium speakers did not wish to have their presentations recorded

Tuesday June 2, 2020 - An Overview of Indigenous-engaged Research and Scholarship 
Recording features the following speakers: 

  • Dwayne Donald, Faculty of Education, Department of Secondary Education

  • Rebecca Sockbeson, Faculty of Education, Educational Policy Studies

  • Laura Beard, Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

  • Thomas Barker, Faculty of Arts, Department of English and Film Studies, Digital Media Studies Unit

Friday June 5, 2020 - Connecting with Indigenous-engaged Research and Scholarship in Social Sciences 
Recording features the following speaker:  

  • Laurel Wheeler, Faculty of Arts, Department of Economics

Friday June 12, 2020 - Connecting with Indigenous-engaged Research, Research Creation, and Scholarship in the Fine Arts
Recording features the following speakers:  

  • Lana Whiskeyjack, Faculty of Arts, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

  • Diane Conrad, Faculty of Education, Department of Secondary Education

  • Selena Couture, Faculty of Arts, Department of Drama

Friday June 19, 2020 - Connecting with Indigenous-engaged Research and Scholarship in the Humanities
Recording features the following speakers:  

  • Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf, Faculty of Native Studies

  • Keavy Martin, Faculty of Arts, Department of English & Film Studies

  • Rob McMahon, Faculty of Arts, Media and Technology Studies Unit and the Department of Political Science

Friday June 26, 2020 - Connecting with Indigenous-engaged Research and Scholarship in Education
Recording features the following speakers:  

  • Brooke Madden, Faculty of Education, Department of Secondary Education

  • Florence Glanfield, Faculty of Education, Department of Secondary Education

  • Marc Higgins, Faculty of Education, Department of Secondary Education

  • George Georgiou, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Psychology

Friday July 3, 2020 - Connecting with Indigenous-engaged Research and Scholarship in Health
Recording features the following speakers:  

  • Melissa Tremblay, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Psychology

  • Allyson Jones, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy

  • Tracey Hillier, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging

Friday July 10, 2020 - Connecting with Indigenous-engaged Research and Scholarship in Science/Engineering
Recording features the following speakers:  

  • Kisha Supernant, Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology

  • Brenda Parlee, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology

  • Jessica Vandenberghe, Indigenous Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

  • Duane Froese, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Scienc

Friday July 17, 2020 - Principles and Practices of Indigenous Community-Engaged Research
Recording features the following speakers:   

  • Matthew Wildcat, Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science 

  • Fay Fletcher, School of Public Health

  • Daniel Sims, Chair of First Nations Studies, University of Northern British Columbia

  • Gavin Renwick, Faculty of Arts, Department of Art & Design

Friday July 24, 2020 - Relating Intersectionality and Indigenous-Engaged Research and Scholarship
Recording features the following speakers:  

  • Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez, Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science

  • Bukola Salami, Faculty of Nursing

  • Shirley Anne Tate, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology

  • Rebecca Sockbeson, Faculty of Education, Educational Policy Studies