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Indigenizing Institutions

Indigenizing Institutions
UTM Blackwood Gallery
Time: Jan 10th, 12:00 pm End: Jan 10th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Indigenous, Geography & Planning (FAS), Education, Canada, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Feminist Lunchtime Talk (a part of #callresponse exhibition public programming)


Indigenizing Institutions
Wednesday, January 10, 12–2pm
Blackwood Gallery
Presented in partnership with Women and Gender Studies

Following the publication of Canada’s 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and resistance to celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, many Indigenous groups and allies have called for greater attention to the legacies of discrimination and oppression that have shaped the development of the nation. This panel responds to these calls by asking what it means to effectively Indigenize an institution, in a society deeply shaped by settler colonialism. Our esteemed panel of discussants will share their experiences of Indigenizing institutions in the GTA and across Canada, including the problems, paradoxes, and possibilities of these efforts.


  • Jill Carter, Assistant Professor, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance and Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto
  • Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Denise Booth McLeod, Indigenous and Community Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Birth Centre
  • Kris Noakes, President, Peel Aboriginal Network
  • Moderator: Nicole Laliberte, Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga

Image credit:  Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Timiga nunalu, sikulu (My body, the land and the ice)(still), 2016. Video, 6:28 min. Video by Jamie Griffiths. Music by Chris Coleman, featuring vocals by Celina Kalluk. Courtesy the artist.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

This event is a part of the public programming for #callresponse.  For full information about this exhibition and its associated events, please click HERE.

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