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Event #1244

Pedagogy and Residential School Literatures: A Dialogue


Saturday, May 29, 2021

13:00 - 14:00
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Association events , Indigenous programming , Northern Relations
English | anglais
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s tenth and final principle of reconciliation asserts that “reconciliation requires sustained public education and dialogue...about the history and legacies of residential schools” (2015). However, few Departments of English have created courses on residential school literatures in response to the Calls to Action of the TRC. And few have considered how to adapt pedagogy to the topic. Algonquin scholar and Canada Research Chair Michelle Coupal (University of Regina) and Métis scholar and Werklund School of Education professor Aubrey Hanson (University of Calgary) will discuss the responsibility of English to teach residential school literatures, the ethics of care required to do so, and strategies to create the conditions required to effectively teach these literatures. Moderated by Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis, Simon Fraser University). 

  • Michelle Coupal, CRC in Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Studies at University of Regina
  • Aubrey Hanson, Co-President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Indigenous Education, University of Calgary
  • Deanna Reder, Chair of Indigenous Studies, Simon Fraser University