Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series

Running Sept 2019 – March 2020, ii’ taa’poh’to’p welcomes six thought-provoking Indigenous thinkers across all disciplines, honouring UCalgary’s commitment to truth and reconciliation. 

All events are free and open to the public

Fall 2019

Gregory Cajete

Dr. Gregory Cajete

Indigenous Science Education: 
A Foundation for Sustainable Education and Community

A Tewa educator and artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, Gregory Cajete, discusses how an Indigenized approach to sustainable environmental education can spark community revitalization and renewal. 

Sept. 25, 3 - 5 p.m.
Gallery Hall, TFDL

Presented in partnership with the Faculty of Science

Chief Lee Crowchild

Xakiji (Chief) Lee Crowchild

A third generation Xakiji from the Tsuut'ina Nation, Lee Crowchild will discuss the changing landscape on and around the Tsuu'tina Nation west of Calgary, and his approach to municipal partnerships on large-scale land development projects.

Oct. 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
City Building Design Lab, 616 Macleod Trail SE

Presented in partnership with the Haskayne Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies

Anita Lafferty

Anita Lafferty

University of Alberta PhD student, Anita Lafferty, will discuss her doctoral research, which examines Indigenous STEM perspectives that focus on the land as curriculum. 

Nov. 14, 3 - 5 p.m.
Blue Room, Dining Centre

Presented in partnership with the Schulich School of Engineering

Winter 2020

Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers and the national bestseller All Our Relations: Finding The Path Forward. For more than 20 years, Tanya has been a journalist at the Toronto Star and is now a columnist at the newspaper.

Jan. 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Central Library

Presented in partnership with UCalgary Alumni

Esther Tailfeathers

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers is the medical lead for the Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services. 

Feb. 27, 3 - 5 p.m.
Blue Room, Dining Centre

Presented in partnership with the Faculty of Nursing and Cumming School of Medicine

Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson

Changing the stories we tell ourselves

Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, Harold R. Johnson is now retired and living off grid on his family trapline. He has had a variety of careers: Marine Engineer, Logger, Miner, Fisher, Trapper, Heavy Equipment Operator, Mechanic, Tree Planter, Lawyer and Author.

Mar. 26, 3 - 5 p.m.
Blue Room, Dining Centre

Presented in partnership with the Faculty of Law

Stoney Nation

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