Please join us for a reading and discussion with Glen Coulthard, who will read from his critically acclaimed book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).
Intertextual: Art in Dialogue is an ongoing reading group held across a range of visual art institutions in Vancouver that takes place between January and October 2016. The group aims to connect a series of readings that provoke dialogue about how art and its ideas are written, circulated, contested and rewritten. Texts are distributed at the event and read aloud; discussion is open to all and no prior preparation is required.
For more information on Intertextual and a full reading group schedule, [visit the Intertextual Facebook Page] <https://www.facebook.com/intertextualartindialogue/>
Glen Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and part of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC. Coulthard has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory and radical social and political thought. He lives in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.
On July 2, 2014, renowned Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artist Chief Beau Dick along with 21 companions set out from the University of British Columbia on a journey to Ottawa which they called Awalaskenis II: Journey of Truth and Unity. Intending to raise awareness about the plight of the environment and to challenge elected officials to attend to the relationship between the federal government and First Nations people, the group brought with them many objects including a copper shield known as Taaw made by Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw, the Haida carver and former president of the Haida Nation. Guujaaw had encouraged Dick to make this journey, having been inspired by the 2013 Awalaskenis I journey from Quatsino on the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Victoria.[more]