3rd Annual Symposium – The Future is Indigenous

3rd Annual Symposium – The Future is Indigenous

In the 3rd Annual Symposium on the Future Imaginary, we gathered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery to share thoughts on how the challenges of the present can be addressed, in part, through concrete, constructive, and critical dreams of the future. The Symposium included three full days of programming, numerous exhibitions and workshops on digital media production. We welcomed the playful and the serious, the fantastical and the pragmatic, the traditional and the contemporary. The future is all these things, and the future is Indigenous.

Date: November 28th, November 30th – December 2nd 2017
Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery

Live Stream Links

November 28th, 2017

19h00-21h00: SCREENING of TimeTraveller™ & PANEL on Indigenous Virtual Spaces

Panelists: Skawennati, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Jason Edward Lewis and Dr. Julie Nagam.

November 30, 2017

09h00-10h30: WELCOME + KEYNOTE

Speakers: Elder Mary Courchene, Jason Edward Lewis, Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Duke, Redbird.

11h00-12h30: PANEL: Dreaming of Our Future Seven Generations Ahead

Panelists: Niki Little, Candice Hopkins, Owisokon Lahache, Mandee McDonald and Wanda Nanibush.

13h30-15h00: PANEL: InDigiNous Aotearoa: Virtual Histories, Augmented Futures

Panelists: Rachael Rakena, Johnson Witehira, Kereama Taepa, Daina Warren and Reuben Friend.

15h30-17h00: PANEL: Games and Graphics as Resurgence and Presence

Panelists: France Trepanier, Dr. Rilla Khaled, Keith Munro, Sebastien Aubin, Lenard Monkman and Kevin Settee.

December 1, 2017

09H30-11H30: WELCOME, OPENING REMARKS + PANEL: IndigeFem and The Future

Speakers: Elder Mary Courchene, Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Stephen Borys.
Panelists: Dr. Carla Taunton, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Joi Arcand, Tasha Spillett, Jarita Greyeyes and Jaimie Isaac.

12h30 – 14h00: PANEL: Land-based Knowledge and Creative Interventions

Panelists: Dr. Serena Keshavjee, Heather Campbell, Karl Chitham, Michelle LaVallee and KC Adams.

14h30-16h00: PANEL: Arctic Futurisms

Panelists: Dr. Stephen Borys, Dr. HEather Igloliorte, Asinnajaq (Isabelle Weetaluktuk), Siku Allooloo and Joar Nango.

16h30-18h00: PANEL: Technology as Decolonial Tools

Panelists: Dr. Julie Nagam, Jason Edward Lewis, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Kauwila Mahi, Dr. Noelani Arista and Dr. Jolene Rickard.

December 2, 2017

Indigenous-developed Videogame and Virtual Reality Arcade