Weweni Indigenous Scholars Series Webinar
November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Topic: Decolonizing Contracts – Transforming Relationships through Art and Indigenous Perspective
When: Nov 29, 2021 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Location: Convocation Hall & Zoom Webinar
Presenters: Mr. Carey Newman (see here for full bios):
The panel will be moderated by: Jennefer Nepinak, Associate Vice-President Indigenous Engagement
In 2011, Indigenous artist Carey Newman began work on a monumental artwork of national significance that has been named the Witness Blanket. Inspired by his father’s residential school experiences, Carey created an over 400 square foot art installation, made from hundreds of items reclaimed from Indian Residential Schools, churches, government buildings, as well as traditional and cultural structures from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the generations of children that suffered and still suffer, and symbolize hope and the ongoing process of reconciliation.
The presentation will briefly introduce the Witness Blanket project, but more specifically will discuss the process of respecting both traditional Indigenous and Western ways of cooperation, which can be given equal weight in the contract/legal process.