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Arctic / Amazon: Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Traditional Knowledge

Arctic / Amazon: Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Traditional Knowledge

Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00PM (EST)  

 

WATCH the YouTube Premiere Live or via OCADU Livestream!  

 

Join Wapatah Centre for a very special Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Traditional Knowledge as part of the Arctic / Amazon project and in support of the upcoming publication – Arctic /Amazon Networks of Global Indigeneity. Co-authors Dr. Gerald McMaster and Dr. Nina Vincent will be joined in conversation by contributing author João Paulo Barreto to discuss the long lasting impact of his work on Indigenous methodologies as a way to bring on a paradigmatic shift in social anthropology research at the Federal University of Amazonas in Brazil (UFAM). This workshop also offers an insight into João Paulo Barreto’s approach to the Yepa Mashã philosophy, the intimate connection of healing practices and ancestral knowledge, and the application of Indigenous medicine at the Centro de Medicina Indígena da Amazônia and beyond.  

 

This virtual event series is hosted with the generous support from SSHRC Connections Grant, The Appleton Foundation, Michael Audain, Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau, Kiki and Ian Delaney, Michelle Koerner, Jamie Cameron and Chris Brett, and in collaboration with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery as part of Wapatah’s Global Indigeneity Initiative and the Arctic/Amazon project that will culminate in several milestones: a major publication titled Arctic / Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity, an online educational resource hosted by Wapatah centre, and a Fall 2022 Arctic / Amazon Exhibition in partnership with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Ryerson Image Centre.  

 

About the Speakers  

 

Gerald McMaster, O.C., is a curator, artist, and author, and is currently professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University where he leads a team of researchers at the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge.  

 

Nina Vincent is a Brazilian anthropologist, researcher, professor, independent curator and currently works at the National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN), where she works close to communities to preserve intangible heritage and Brazilian popular/traditional culture.  

 

João Paulo Barreto is an Indigenous activist of the Tukano people, professor at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), and a leading voice in Brazil and the Amazon. In 2017, he co-founded the Center for Indigenous Medicine in the Amazon (Centro de Medicina Indígena da Amazônia), a clinic that focuses on the needs of Indigenous people by incorporating ceremony and plant-based treatments as a part of healing.   Learn more about the Arctic / Amazon project and educational resource.  

 

Translation/Facilitation

Alice Fortes  

 

Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity is supported at Wapatah by:

Dr. Gerald McMaster

Dr. Nina Vincent

Natalja Chestopalova

Brittany Pitseolak Bergin

Pedro Portella  

 

34TH BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO. Vista da instalação [View of the Installation] “Entidades” (2021), de [by] Jaider Esbell, na [at the] 34ª Bienal de São Paulo. © Levi Fanan /Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.

  The Arctic/Amazon Knowledge Exchange Workshops are hosted with the generous support from SSHRC Connections Grant, The Appleton Foundation, Michael Audain, Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau, Kiki and Ian Delaney, Michelle Koerner, Jamie Cameron and Chris Brett, and in collaboration with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

| Michael Audain |  |Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau |  |Kiki and Ian Delaney |  | Michelle Koerner | | Jamie Cameron and Chris Brett |

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