has partnered with the En’owkin Centre to create a panel
presentation and workshop on cultural appropriation entitled
“Respecting Traditional Knowledge and Protocols” to take place
Saturday March 25th at Sensisyusten Circle Room from
This is a workshop for those
non-Indigenous artists and cultural institutions who would like to
know more about Protocols and respecting Indigenous cultures.
Presenters include Indigenous cultural
authorities Dr Jeannette Armstrong, Indigenous Activist and
Professor at UBCO, Dr Greg Younging, Publisher Theytus Books,
Project Lead for Authentic Indigenous Art, Shain Jackson, Dr
Michelle Jack, Indigenous Artist and Professor, Jordan Coble,
Operations Manager for Sncǝwips Heritage Museum, and Lauren
Terbasket, Executive Director for the En’owkin Centre.
"Acknowledgement of where we are on Mother Earth, gives us insight
about respect, protocols, and how to proceed with mutual
understanding. We can make art within another traditional territory,
and at the same time respect where we are standing,” said Dr
Trops, past SWAC Chair and co-organizer said, “We know this is a
very misunderstood area in working with our Indigenous artists and
friends, and feel that presenting this information will aid in more
Historical Colonial Impacts & Constructs will be discussed as well
as Cultural Evolution: Rights vs Responsibilities. Participants can
attend all day or just the morning. Seats are limited and register
by March 17 by calling Michelle at 778-581-0089 or via email
here. Lunch is included
with the full day registration.
The presentation and subsequent workshop in the afternoon will be
videotaped, with a peer review manual planned by the summer.
The En'owkin is a dynamic institution, which puts into practice the
principles of self-determination and the validation of cultural
aspirations and identity. Programs include the National Aboriginal
Artist Training Program, N’syilxcen Language Studies and the
En’owkin Centre is the home of the oldest aboriginal publishing
house in Canada, Theytus Books.
Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC) is a dual culture
arts council with members from the Indigenous and non-Indigenous
communities across the interior. Since our incorporation in 2015,
we have become more and more aware of the appropriation of
Indigenous culture by non-Indigenous members.
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