Dates: October 4 – 5, 2017

Location: Alberta College of Art + Design

Registration: Opens Friday September 22, 2017

Aaksokgowamoski (Making relations)The symposium invites Indigenous artists, curators, and scholars to discuss the ways that they locate their own practices within local, national, and international narratives of history, place, and belonging.

This symposium is being offered in conjunction with two exhibitions:

The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries

and Future Memories (Present Tense) at Illingworth Kerr Gallery (ACAD)



Sonny Assu

Bruno Canadien

Dayna Danger

David Garneau

Tanya Harnett

Mark Igloliorte

Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Lisa Myers

Lindsay Nixon

Jessie Short

Rolande Souliere

Cowboy Smithx

Adrian Stimson



Suzanne Morrissette, Lecturer, Indigenous Studies, School of Critical and Creative Studies

Lorenzo Fusi, Visiting Academic Curator of Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Cassandra Paul, Administrative Coordinator of Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Tina Kinee-Brown, Indigenous Coordinator, Lodgepole Student Center

Elder Paul Daniels

Ashley Slemming, Intern Curatorial and Archive Assistant at Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Dr. Daniel Doz, President & CEO

Alex Link, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Artists in the Future Memories exhibition: Sonny Assu, Mark Igloliorte, Meryl McMaster, Peter Morin, Rolande Souliere, Adrian Stimson

Speakers from the Symposium: Tanya Harnett, Lisa Myers, Jessie Short, Bruno Canadien, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Cowboy Smithx, Lindsay Nixon, Dayna Danger, David Garneau

U of C representatives Michele Hardy, Christine Sowiak, Lindsey Sharman

Granting Organizations: Calgary Arts Development (CAD) – / The Calgary Foundation / Rozsa Foundation (for funding Illingworth Kerr Gallery Intern)

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between The Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.