Friday, March 22, 9:00-10:00 a.m., The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room (2-004)
Resilience in the Classroom
Professor and aboriginal activist Janice Makokis, Ronning Centre Distinguished Visiting Fellow Norman Cornett, and Augustana Professor Jerome Melançon will engage the many questions of resilience in the classroom. In particular, they will address how instructors can both nurture and stifle the spiritual, psychological, and intellectual resilience of their students and themselves.
Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room (2-004)
Resilience and Idle No More
Blue Quills Professor Janice Makokis, one of the young leaders of the Idle No More movement, will address issues surrounding this new and influential cause: its foundations, its people, and its objectives.
Friday, March 22, 12:00-1:15 p.m., The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room (2-004)
Lunch & Learn with Métis Poet and Alumna Naomi McIlwraith
In this event, co-sponsored by Augustana’s Alumni & Special Events Office and Aboriginal Students Office, Métis poet and Augustana English grad Naomi McIlwraith will discuss her roots and the inspiration behind kiyâm, a collection of her poems published by Athabasca University Press in 2012. Augustana students may attend free with their OneCard. Community members and Augustana staff may attend for the price of $5 (to cover the cost of the lunch).
Friday, March 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m., Augustana Chapel
A Celebration of Artistic Resilience
This wrap-up event of the Resilience Symposium will feature Nicholas Howells’ Crowfoot, an innovative and engaging piano composition inspired by his Métis roots and performed by Augustana’s own Milton Schlosser, and Naomi McIlwraith reading from kiyâm, her recently published book of poetry. These performances will be followed by questions from the audience and the final component of the dialogic exploration of their work: a dialogic interview of the artists involved by Dr. Norman Cornett.
For more information, visit www.augustana.ualberta.ca/theme/symposium/