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Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series - Dr. Marlene Atleo
Start Date: 10/18/2018Start Time: 11:45 AM
End Date: 10/18/2018End Time: 12:45 PM
Event Description:
The Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement is hosting a speaker series featuring Indigenous scholars at the University of Manitoba. These talks will highlight the research and expertise of Indigenous scholars, while providing new opportunities for students, staff and faculty to learn about Indigenous perspectives and knowledges.

October 18, 2018
Dr. Marlene Atleo, Senior Scholar, Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology
Faculty of Education

Our Stories are Ture, They Are Life Affirming Narratives: Storywork as Indigenous Survivance Scripts

Nuuchahnulth grandparents, the naniiqsu, spoke in storied discourse when we lived with them. Cultural narrative was the logic with which they talked about living. Their terms of reference were their lives and doings as storywork. The bits and pieces of Nuuchahnulth stories about here or there in the territory were continuously part of their meaning making with us when I was a young parent. Of course, we needed to know the time of day, how to do laundry and fish and berries and the other instrumental knowings in the bicultural demands of reserve life. But... the narrative frame in which we lived was and continues to be storied with survivance stories. In the presentation, I will share a storywork framework based in research with Elders and how the worked stories, "as far as I know".
Location Information:
University of Manitoba - Fort Garry - Education Building  (View Map)
55 Curry Place
Winnipeg, MB
Room: 200

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