Pedagogies of Complicity: Finance, Mining, and the University

Event Details

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Where: A Different Booklist, Toronto, ON

Join us for a discussion on finance, mining, and the university. We are thrilled to announce the incredible list of participants:

Anna Zalik will facilitate the discussion. Anna is a faculty member at York University where she teaches in the areas of global environmental politics and critical development studies and conducts research concerning the political economy and political ecology of the oil, gas and mining industries.

Andrea Bastien works with Indigenous Climate Action. Self described as a ‘maker of things’ across artistic mediums such as dance, beat making, dj’ing, beadworking, design, and visual arts, Andrea Bastien reflects her multi-platform practice to her cultural lineage. Belonging to the Otter Clan from the Blackfoot (Blood, Peigan), Cree and Anishnaabe nations, this is a portion of her multi-ethnicity. Living in the space between, her work as a whole is informed by this. Andrea has an extensive, continuous and evolving relationship with music and community engagement, one that brings her to a variety of cultural and educational projects and events. This led her to work with organizations such as Redwire NYM, UMAYC, Indigenous Media Arts Group, Raven Spirit Dance, imagineNATIVE, Toronto Aboriginal Youth Council, TDSB Aboriginal Education, and Naadmaagit Ki Group along with many others. In her leisure time, under her DJ name Ariel, Andrea has played sets at venues such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Vancouver Art Gallery, and Yonge and Dundas Square, at events including Manifesto and imagineNATIVE, as well as opening for artists like Anderson .Paak, Kaytrananda, Daniel Caesar, and Tanya Taqaq.

John Cutfeet is Health Transformation Initiative Internal Lead, with Nishnawbe Aski Nation. From 1999-2007, John was band councillor for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) – an Oji-Cree community 600 km northwest of Thunder Bay – with responsibility for lands and environment. John has long worked on issues related to mining, development and peace, and coordinating watershed work in Indigenous communities. He is co-author of Keeping the Land: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Reconciliation and Canadian Law. John is currently an inaugural research fellow at the Yellowhead Institute. He lives in KI and continues to engage in the traditional pursuits of living off the land.

Todd S. Gordon is author of Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America and Imperialist Canada, social justice activist based in Toronto, and professor at Laurier University.

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