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Let Me Tell You a Story: Lifting Children Up Through Indigenous Children's Literature. Keynote Lecture by Prof. Sherry Farrell-Racette
*This event will have integrated live captioning provided by VITAC*

Closing Keynote Lecture by Prof. Sherry Farrell-Racette
(Visual Arts Department, University of Regina, Canada)

Let Me Tell You a Story: Lifting Children Up Through Indigenous Literature

This summer an entrepreneur 'lifted' an illustration from The Flower Beadwork, a children's book I wrote and illustrated. Within moments of posting on social media, they faced a wave of criticism from dozens of members who identified it as my work. They had all read the book. They had all read the book to children. The power of illustrated text on Indigenous readers - whether they be children, teachers or parents - continues to be a relatively undervalued phenomenon and one deserving of respectful consideration. Yet such power carries responsibility as we create a visual world for children to enter. This session will weave stories, personal narrative and initiate a conversation around pedagogy, ethics, and love when creating art for children and families.

This event is part of the international conference, “The Poetics and Ethics of ‘Learning With’: Indigenous, Canadian, and Québécois Feminist Production Today”, organized by Amanda Fayant (Researcher/Artist, Treaty 4, Canada, based in Trondheim), Libe García Zarranz (NTNU, Norway), Marie Carrière (University of Alberta, Canada) and Dominique Hétu (Brandon University, Canada).

This conference has been supported by the Department of Teacher Education at NTNU (Norway), the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) at the University of Alberta (Canada), GenderHub NTNU, TransLit NTNU, the Head of Research in the Dept. of Teacher Education at NTNU, the Office of the Vice-Président Research & Innovation at the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Arts and the Dept. of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

May 19, 2021 06:00 PM in Oslo

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