Annual meetings are a critical part of our project. They take place in the communities of the project’s First Nations partners, and constitute a privileged moment for sharing. The research team, project partners, students, and members of the communities who host us all share their experiences and thoughts, so that, together, a plan of action can be developed.
The fifth annual meeting for the CURA project Tshiue-natuapahtetau / Kigibiwewidon will take place at the University of Montreal’s Laurentien biology field-station, from May 4th to 7th, 2015. The project’s researchers, community partners, participants, and research assistants will gather to reflect on what was accomplished in the past year and to talk about ongoing and Lire plus / Read more
From September 30th to October 2nd, 2013, researchers, partners, participants, and research assistants for the CURA project Tshiue-natuapahtetau / Kigibiwewidon gathered in the Kitigan Zibi Cultural Education Centre for the project’s third annual meeting. Each day began and ended with a prayer by Elders Josie Whiteduck and Peter Decontie. On the first morning, Elder Decontie Lire plus / Read more
Preparing a large collaborative research project requires time. Starting in the spring of 2008, we gathered a many interested parties at the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh to talk about aboriginal communities taking back their cultural heritage and the return of important cultural objects to communities.
The fourth annual meeting will take place in the spring of 2014, in British Columbia, where the experiences of the Musqueam and Stó:lō communities will be shared, as well as those of our partner, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
We returned to Mashteuiatsh for the second annual meeting of the project. A great community meal was organised for the occasion. Members of the band council of Mashteuiatsh as well as elders from the community were invited. Workshops were held by all three committees that had been created to carry out the work of the Lire plus / Read more
The meeting to launch the project took place in Kitigan Zibi, at the cultural education centre, in December of 2011. The first order of business was to establish familiarity with all the members and partners of the project. Each participant brought an object representing himself or herself, as a way to begin work on the Lire plus / Read more