BARtalk #4: Idle No More, this Thursday.

Hosted monthly in the Gallery Lounge, this informal speaker series brings you UBC’s leading faculty, students, and alumni speaking to the most important issues of the day. All events feature short remarks from our panel members, and then open up to an informal Q&A session

For our fourth BARtalk, we will be discussing the Idle No More Movement-its historical background and implications for the future.

Thursday February 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Gallery Lounge in the Student Union Building. Tickets by donation at the door with all proceeds going to Shinerama (suggested donation $5).

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Gordon Christie, Associate Professor, UBC Law

Gordon has taught in universities in Canada and the United States, in Faculties of Law, and Departments of Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. His research focus is on aboriginal legal issues, legal theory, and tort law.

Glen Coulthard, Assistant professor, First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science

Glen is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Glen 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. Glen is currently writing a book on Indigenous peoples and recognition politics in Canada.

Amanda Nahanee, Cultural Ambassador Squamish Nation

Amanda is a descendant and cultural ambassador of the Squamish and the Nisga’a Nation. She has extensive cultural knowledge and experience teaching Squamish language, arts and crafts. She was the inaugural First Nations Storyteller in Residence at the Vancouver Library and works with a variety of organizations such as the Justice Institute of British Columbia to increase understanding of the importance indigenous knowledge systems

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.