“Whose Nation? Whose Archives? Indigeneity in Canada": a lecture by Sarah Dupont and Gerry Lawson

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:45am
136 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Sarah Dupont, Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia, and Gerry Lawsona member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and the UBC Museum of Anthropology's Oral History Language Lab coordinator and digitization trainer, will discuss their Indigitization Project and how First Nations in Canada are preserving and revitalizing their languages and cultures, including teaching their histories.

This event is part of the 2018 Provost's Global Forum and Obermann Humanities Symposium, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, in which practicing archivists, engaged scholars, and interdisciplinary artists will share projects from guerrilla archiving of climate data to mining corporate records for evidence of organized violence.

The Provost's Global Forum and Obermann Humanities Symposium is co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Ida Beam Visiting Professorships Program, the Provost’s Global Forum International Programs grant, the UI Center for Human Rights, Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry, the UI School of Music, UI Libraries-Special Collections, the UI Department of History, and the UI Department of Cinematic Arts.