Our Call To Action: to collaborate RIA and Gallery 101

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Date:
    14:00 - 16:00

    In collaboration with the Research in Art (RIA) Study Group CCCC Capitalism, Colonialism, Climate Change 

    Wednesday June 20th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

    At G101, 280 Catherine Street

    Facilitated by Carmel Whittle, G101’s Community Outreach Indigenous Liaison

    Carmel writes:

    Our Call To Action: to collaborate

    RIA and Gallery101

    What to expect?

    Gallery 101, in collaboration with RIA is planning a series of readings and discussions on reconciliation. Our first session will be on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM at Gallery 101.

    We have a short amount of time to work with and my suggestion is to record your findings, your understandings of what you have read, in particularly look to the issue of Appropriation. I will suggest that some of the work in your researching and exploring be written in a journal. If there are questions, thoughts that could be discussed in our sessions then you could refer to your journal.

    There will be a hand-out at the end of our 1st session and i will call them our “Action Guide 2018”. The Action Guide will have a number of activities that will help in learning more about Indigenous culture, ceremony, art & traditional practices.

    Look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, June 20th.

    Carmel A. Whittle

    G101 Community Outreach Indigenous Liaison

    280 Catherine Street

    Ottawa, ON

    Preamble:

    Calls to Action Summary – 20 pages

    nctr.ca/assets/reports/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

    Recommended reading below: It is important to read the following two excerpts before proceeding to the recommended readings for our June session.

    What we have learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation,

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015

    The 500+ pages of the Executive Summary include calls to action in detail and contains the discussion leading to each call to action. Please read the following excerpts:

    1. Pages 113-126: “Reconciliation”

    http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/Final%20Reports/Principles_English_Web.pdf

    The 10 principles (on pp. 125 and 126) are very important to understand when working through the many layers of what it means to work towards reconciliation. The principles can be referred to when direction is required or, as Sinclair points out, there will be confusion, there will be difficult conversations. The principles can be something we can return to as we work our way through the sessions on colonization

    There is mention of the Royal Commission which i had introduced in our previous

    gathering. There is much to be said for stories in this short article but i think it will

    support what we are discovering together, which is knowing our story and in turn listening to others.

    2. Pages 279 – 292 of the Executive Summary: “The arts: Practising resistance, healing, and reconciliation.”

    http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/Final%20Reports/Executive_Summary_English_Web.pdf

    1st session: Truth and Reconciliation: Recommendation #83,

    Wednesday, June 20, 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Gallery 101,

    280 Catherine St. Ottawa

    “We call upon the Canada Council for the arts to establish, as a funding priority, as strategy for indigenous and non-indigenous Artist to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.”

    Please read the following two articles from the complete West Coast Line publication online: Summer edition, 2012:

    1: David Garneau: “Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation,” West Coast Line, Summer 2012

    www.belkin.ubc.ca/file_download/34/Pages+from+West+Coast+Line+74.pdf Reading 2:

    2: Alex Janvier: “Reflections” (Remarks and Interview) Interview by Jonathan Dewar, West Coast Line, Summer 2012

    http://reworksinprogress.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/wcl74h.pdf

    pages 12 – 21

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    The readings below are readings in your own time they are not required for the first session:

    The Survivors Speak (259 pages)

    http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/FinalReports/Survivors_Speak_English_Web.pdf

    Additional resource

    Canadian Public Opinion on Aboriginal Peoples 2016

    http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/Modern%20Reports/canadian_public_opinion.pdf pp. 45-50 Grouping of Canadian opinions as determined by this study – positive and negative.

    Other Sources:

    Mediatropes An academic journal on indigenous issues:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505782256369488/

    Restoration of Tribal Government and Soveignty,  etc.

    http://www.mediatropes.com/index.php/Mediatropes/issue/view/1945/showToc

    Vol 7, No 1 (2017) – MediaTropes

    www.mediatropes.com

    Lindsay Day, Ashlee Cunsolo, Heather Castleden, Debbie Martin, Catherine Hart, Tim Anaviapik-Soucie, George Russell, Clifford Paul, Cate Dewey, Sherilee L. Harper

    For more information about Research in Art and the CCCC study group visit: https://researchinartottawa.wordpress.com/ria-study-groups/
    https://researchinartottawa.wordpress.com/ria-study-groups/studygroup-cccc-capitalism-colonialism-climate-change/

     

    Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the government of Ontario), and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.