UMP authors at AMIQAAQ 2015: A Symposium on Indigenous Masculinities

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies presents: AMIQAAQ 2015 A Symposium on Indigenous Masculinities

*December 3-5th, 2015
Edmonton, Alberta*

This gathering is the fourth Amiqaaq event hosted by the University of Alberta. Since its inception, this Inuktitut word for sharing has been used as the event theme and name. Held over three days, this year’s event will be a symposium focussing on Indigenous masculinities. We will be bringing together over 25 speakers and performers interested in exploring this theme through their scholarly and community work, performance art, films, the spoken word, and graphic novels.

With this intention of sharing, the symposium will explore the multiplicity and manifestation of Indigenous masculinities, through themes of embodiment, self-determination, transgression, tradition, patriarchy, knowledge sharing and community engagement.

This is a free event, open to all staff, students and faculty of the University of Alberta as well as members of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Thursday, December 3rd

Telus 150
Light Reception
No RSVP Required

Film Screening
Mohawk Midnight Runners and Hickey Gone Wrong
Followed by a talk from author Richard Van Camp and actor Cody Lightning

Book Launch and Reception
Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration
Edited by Rob Innes and Kim Anderson

The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel
By Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Art by Kelly Mellings

The Blue Raven with Steve Sanderson
Three Feathers with French artist Krystal Mateus
A Blanket of Butterflies with artist Scott Henderson
Graphic Novels by Richard Van Camp

Friday, December 4th
Panel Discussions

University of Alberta School of Business 5-04
Lunch provided, please RSVP to [email protected]


University of Alberta:
Brendan Hokowhitu
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Anton Cote-Iorga

Guest Speakers:
Elder Will Campbell
Elder Ed Lavallee
Rob Innes (University of Saskatchewan)
Bobby Henry (University of Saskatchewan)
Kim Andersen (Wilfred Laurier University)
Sam McKegney (Queen’s University)
Trevor Phillips (Queen’s University),
Sarah Hunt (University of British Columbia)
Alex Wilson (University of Saskatchewan)
Ervin Chartrande (Indigenous Film Maker)
Allen Benson (Native Counselling Services of Alberta)
Patti Laboucan-Benson (Native Counselling Services of Alberta)
Erin Konsmo (Native Youth Sexual Health Network)
Destry Letendre (Native Youth Sexual Health Network)
Troy Patenaude (University of Calgary)
Devi Mucina (Mount Saint Vincent University)
Michael White (Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres)
Tom Grinnell (Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres)
Niigaanwewidam Sinclair (University of Manitoba)

Tipi Confessions

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB

Reception and Performances
An evening of provocative story-telling, performances, spoken word and poetry with Terrance Houle, James Jones, Kim Tallbear, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Tashina Makokis, Joshua Whitehead, Tracy Bear and your host Jo-Jo on the Radio from Acimowin on CJSR as your MC.

Saturday, December 5th

Telus 150

UnMENtionables: Indigenous Masculinities
A screening program curated by Charlotte Hoelke
7 short films on themes of Indigenous masculinities

A short film by Conor McNally

University of Alberta School of Business 5-04
Lunch provided, please RSVP to [email protected]

*Panel Discussion and Community Knowledge Sharing *
From theory to practice with Brendan Hokowhitu, Niigaan Sinclair, Tom Grinnell, Michael White, Jay Schrerer, Rob Innes, Kim Anderson, Sam McKegney, Shane Keepness and Richard Van Camp.