Monthly Archives: January 2011

Digital upstarts

I’m currently teaching a course on autobiography at SFU and pitch it as “from Frederick Douglass to facebook” – Douglass being the author of one of the best-known slave narratives from the 19th century. I’ve been talking in the class … Continue reading

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First Nations Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

I think this Facebook inspired tweet gives my best reflection on the complicated nature of both the contested land, my own identity and the rise of social media in our contemporary world. My tweet is “First Nations Relationship Status: It’s … Continue reading

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Lament for Language

Chief Marie Smith Jones, Udach’ Kuqax*a’a’ch: a sound that calls people from afar. Last native Eyak speaker, RIP – January 21, 2008. LISTEN Artist statement: An attempt to honour late Chief Marie Smith Jones, Udach’ Kuqax*a’a’ch, (May 14, 1918 – … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Good Life

My second theme is about the “Good Life”. It’s the idea around what we consider to be our purpose in life and the ideas of how economic systems inform that. Did I lose you the moment I said “economics?” I … Continue reading

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Squamish Language tweet is the thrilling movement to reclaim the language of the Squamish people. Keeping you posted on the latest in language revitalization.

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Michael Turner’s blog

Michael talks about his contribution & the project in general here.

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call it a construction project, not nostalgia

It’s curious for me reading these posts, participating in this fascinating project, imagining the shape of the controversy, the contrast between our un-thought expectations of what a Skwxwú7mesh-owned billboard should do and what it actually does, all the while living … Continue reading

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