Spirit Bear Dialogues: Métis in Space

January 17, 2020

Join Chelsea Vowell and Molly Swain as they discuss podcasting as a vehicle for speaking back to representations of Indigenous people.

Representations of Indigenous people will be discussed as it relates to: 

  • Speculative fiction (sci-fi, horror, fantasy)

  • World-building, prefigurative practice

  • Feminist media production

  • Good relations in action

  • A platform to launch anti-colonial projects

otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk Métis in Space is an Indigenous feminist science fiction podcast that brings into conversation critiques of mainstream portrayals of Indigenous people with anti-colonial futurities and imaginings. A two-time Parsec Award nominee, Métis in Space has been invited to record in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montréal, and has been featured in/on Chatelaine, Bitch Magazine, THIS Magazine, CBC, Buzzfeed, Canadian Dimensions, Women at Warp, A Tribe Called Geek and Treyf: A Debatably Jewish Podcast, among others.

Métis in Space is part of the Indian and Cowboy Media Network, and can be found at metisinspace.com or through purveyors of fine podcasts everywhere.

ahcâhk maskwa osihcikêwina – Spirit Bear Dialogues explores Indigenous truths, history, culture and ways of knowing and being throughout the year with educational opportunities that engage community through discussion and respectful relationships.

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This event is in partnership with: Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, Department of English, Gender Studies, Library, the Office of Human Rights Diversity and Equity, and the Department of Sociology.


Event Details

Date January 17, 2020
Start Time 2:00 p.m.
End Time 4:00 p.m.
Location Accessible via the second floor of the Robbins Health Learning Centre (east elevator or stairs down)
Room 9-115U
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11010 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Roslyn Cardinal
Contact Phone 780-497-4021
Contact Email cardinalr25@macewan.ca