Inaugural event showcases Indigenous research

By Krista Baliko Posted: October 26, 2016 6:00 a.m.

David Garneau, a presenter at Indigenous Research Day, in his studio at the University of Regina.
David Garneau, a presenter at Indigenous Research Day, in his studio at the University of Regina. U of R Photography

Indigenous-centred research will be the focus of a one-day event held on the main campus at the University of Regina on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Indigenous Research Day will feature original work by faculty, staff, students and community members who will share research that showcases or is inspired by significant Indigenous content.

Indigenization is an overarching theme in the University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, peyak aski kikawinaw, and Dr. David Malloy, Vice-President (Research), says this celebration of diversity and innovation will help make Indigenous-centred research more visible on our campus.  

“Indigenous Research Day allows us to shine a spotlight on researchers engaged in work that impacts Indigenous peoples and communities,” says Dr. Malloy.

This inaugural event will feature a wide-range of presentations given throughout the day in different locations across campus, as well as various displays set up in the Research and Innovation Centre Atrium.

David Garneau, associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts, is one of the presenters. He says that this event is a great opportunity to find out about the range of Indigenous research being conducted, and for scholars from across campus and the wider community to connect with one another.

“I look forward to presenting an artist talk about my Métis-themed paintings, performances, and international Indigenous curatorial projects, as well as offering a talk on aesthetic action and cultural decolonization.”

The presentations fall under seven main themes:

1.  Research Methodologies for working with Indigenous people
2.  Indigenizing within the Teaching Academy
3.  Health care with Indigenous populations
4.  Indigenous Residential School impacts and Healing
5.  Indigenous Arts
6.  Spirituality and Healing
7.  Preserving Indigenous Languages

All faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend this free event.

Click here for a list of the presentations.  

Event: Indigenous Research Day
Date:  Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time:  Greetings and prayer at 9:00 a.m. in the RIC Atrium
           The first presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. and run throughout the day until 3:30 p.m.
           Presentations are 45 minutes.

Location: RIC Atrium, RIC 118 (Indigenization Office), College West (CW) 117, and in the Dr.
                John Archer Library, LY 107.33

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