Upcoming events

Due to COVID-19 we are hosting our upcoming events virtually via Zoom for the remainder of 2020.


September 18, 2020 (2 - 4 PM): Indigenous Research Workshop

The Indigenous Research Workshop is committed to building a network of faculty members and graduate students whose research, writing & teaching address Indigenous peoples and topics. The workshop provides a place for graduate students and faculty members from across disciplines to come together, share research and engage in critical discussions related to Indigenous peoples and politics.

The group typically meets once a month to provide feedback to one another by engaging works in progress such as conference papers, fellowship and grant proposals, articles, and thesis or manuscript chapters.  First organizational meeting will set the agenda for the Fall term.

The workshop will run every other Friday from 2 - 4 PM until December 5, 2020.

Registration is required. Open to UVic faculty and graduate students.

September 22, 2020 (12 - 1:30 PM): Book Launch | Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial

Join Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt for a  discussion of the book before questions will be opened up to a virtual audience. This event will take place online via Zoom. Books are available for purchase through the UVic Bookstore.

In August of 2016, Cree youth Colten Boushie was shot dead by Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley. Using colonial and socio-political narratives that underlie white rural settler life, Starblanket and Hunt position the death of Colten Boushie and trial of Gerald Stanley in relation to Indigenous histories and experiences in Saskatchewan. They point to the Stanley case as just one instance of Indigenous peoples' presence being seen as a threat to settler colonial security, then used to sanction the exclusion, violent treatment, and death of Indigenous peoples and communities.

Registration is required. Open to public.

September 24, 2020 (12 - 1:30 PM): SAGE Workshop: Community-engaged Research

Join Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt for a workshop focusing on community-engaged research. This workshop is open to UVic students and faculty with limited space, Indigenous graduate students have prioritized spaces.

Registration is required. Open to UVic students and faculty.

September 25, 2020 (10 AM - 12 PM): Writing Group for UVic Graduate Students doing Indigenous-focused research

A writing group for graduate students doing Indigenous focused research led by Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark.

Join us every Friday until December 5, 2020 from 10 am until noon for a focused writing session.

Registration is required. Participation limited to UVic graduate students.