Okanagan Relations: Culture, Heritage and the Relationship Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples
What: Alternowledge discussion series – Panel Discussion
When: Wednesday 27 January at 7:00pm
Where: Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Join us for a lively panel discussion about the role of historians and heritage museums in representing the Okanagan’s colonial history and the relation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
This event is the first of two major public events this term as part of UBC Centennial “celebrations” organized by the AlterKnowledge project.
In its recommendations for reconciling relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report identifies the need for education to “remedy the gaps in historical knowledge that perpetuate ignorance and racism.” This includes the role of “dialogue forums and public history institutions such as museums and archives” to build understanding and forge new relationships.
Jordan Coble, Sncəwips Heritage Museum
Roxanne Lindley, cultural ambassador for Syilx (Okanagan) knowledge
Culyer Page and Amanda Snyder, Kelowna Museums
Sharron J. Simpson, author of The Kelowna Story
The AlterKnowledge Discussion Series is organized by FCCS faculty members, Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess.
Information about future discussions can be found on our web page, www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/news-events/ongoing/alterknowledge.html