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Jackman Humanities Institute explores the University and the challenge of Indigenous stories

As the University confronts colonialism, academic disciplines need to come to terms with Indigenous storytelling as a form of knowing, teaching and learning. Indigenous stories pose a direct challenge to humanities disciplines such as literature, history or law — which care deeply about stories — but strive to tame stories by analyzing and containing them. The University needs to learn, listen, hear and respond. For complete event details, visit the Jackman Humanities website.

Where: Emmanuel College, 75 Queens Park Crescent, Room 108
When: Friday, April 12, 10 am – 3 pm


9:30 — Coffee
10-12 — Panel: What is the Significance to the Academy of Indigenous Story-Telling? Moderated by Suzanne Akbari.

Panelists/ Storytellers:

  • Lee Maracle
  • Dawnis Kennedy
  • Brenda Wastasecoot
  • Keren Rice


  • Christina Turner
  • Howard Williams
  • Mary Nyquist
  • Hilding Neilson
  • Karina Vernon

12 — Lunch
1-3 —Discussion. Moderated by Lee Maracle.

This event is free and open to everyone interested in the humanities at the University of Toronto. Registration is not required, and you may attend all or any part of the day. Emmanuel College is accessible via a ramp at the west side of the building at the main entrance off Queen’s Park. For further information, call  416-585-4550.