Brown Bag Lunch: Speaker Series
MEET LIANNE CHARLIE, A POLITICAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR WHOSE PH.D RESEARCH WORKS TO CREATIVELY BROADEN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS OF INDIGENOUS SELF-DETERMINATION THROUGH COLLAGE.
The emerging theory of Indigenous collage provides a space to bring seemingly unrelated and diverse piece together—people, places, texts, contexts, experiences, practices, ontologies—into purposeful juxtaposition. Collage captures the fact that Indigenous Peoples are having to navigate a political world that is made up of diverse and, sometimes, incommensurable pieces. How we're doing this and what is at stake are questions guiding her work.
Collage invites us to work with the fragmented realities of Indigenous identities, communities, cultures, and lands that have been created (sometimes violently, often intentionally) by historical and contemporary colonialism. It offers a space for historical realities, present realities, and desired futures to intersect in innovative and unexpected ways.
Charlie’s dissertation research will use collage theory to understand current First Nations’ self-governing practices and the realities of the implementing a modern treaty in the Yukon.
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BRING YOUR LUNCH!
The Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for instructors, researchers, and students of Yukon College to share knowledge with the public in an informal setting.