«AN INVESTIGATION AT THE BRANDON INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL»
FREE, everyone welcome!
When: Tue, March 14, 2017. 7:00 PM.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
The history of conducting western scientific research on Aboriginal communities has destroyed relationships between Aboriginal communities and non-Aboriginal academics. Using personal research experience involving searches for unmarked graves at the Brandon Indian Residential School as a case example, this presentation explores the complicated and largely unspoken process of how to begin the conversations that create the opportunities to do meaningful research with a community. From this relational starting point, this presentation details the importance of ongoing consultation and collaborative research design grounded in the community’s interests, needs, objectives and concerns. In this way, we can begin the process of creating a strong relationship with an Aboriginal community, capable of fostering respectful research and building alliances.
Katherine Nichols is an anthropologist who obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. Katherine is currently a doctoral student at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests include forensic search methods, oral histories, and archival research.
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ABOUT THE SERIES:
Speaker Series on Aboriginal Issues 2017
Entering its fourth year, this annual lecture series is presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement in partnership with the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the Indigenous Research Institute, and the department of First Nations Studies. Over four weeks in March, this series features a number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, academics, and community members who speak on a variety of topics related to the theme of indigeneity and issues that effect Aboriginal populations in Canada and abroad.