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MFA Thesis Oral Defence, Crystal Przybille: Transforming Settler Identity Through Art And Engagement With Indigenous Culture In The Okanagan

January 16, 2020 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Crystal Przybille will defend the dissertation titled:

Transforming Settler Identity Through Art And Engagement With Indigenous Culture In The Okanagan

The image many non-Indigenous Canadians have of our past and present is of a peaceful, progressive nation of immigrants and descendants of pioneering settlers. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s findings re-examines this image. The findings encourage us to recognize how we benefit from, and are complicit in, the Canadian enterprise that has, and continues to, oppress Indigenous peoples.

After coming to a better understanding of this need, I determined to further apply my work in the arts for the purpose of reconciliation. This led me to work alongside members of the Indigenous community in the Okanagan to help foster a public re-examination and understanding of history.

Through my experiences, I attempted to investigate my own complicity and ways of being that run counter to reconciliation. Examining our own mistakes and delusions is difficult. It’s also vital for making positive change, benefitting all.

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Details

Date:
January 16, 2020
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Creative and Critical Studies Building (CCS)
1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
CCS 322
Registration/RSVP Required
No
Event Type
Thesis Defence
Topic
Arts & Humanities, Indigenous, Research & Innovation
Audiences
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners & Industry, Students