2017 Art House Café Lecture Series!
Join us Friday, February 17, at 7pm, for our first speaker, Jordan Pederson as she presents:
Mythmaking and Indigeneity: Critically addressing the myths which failed Tekahionwake Pauline Johnson and Annie Pootoogook.
Read about Jordan and her talk below! Admission is free, RSVP to reserve a seat!
Questioning whether the representation of Indigenous People in Canada's mainstream media has changed in the last century, this lecture primarily examines the work of Tekahionwake (Pauline Johnson) and Annie Pootoogook alongside media sources and contemporary scholarship. Active participation will be encouraged from the audience, though no previous knowledge is necessary! This is intended to open a space for dialogue and collaboration, while providing resources for future reading and learning about the topic.
Jordan Pedersen completed her B.A.Hons in December from the University of Guelph with a double major in Studio Art and Philosophy, and will shortly begin a M.I. in Library Science. Her lecture brings together all of these disciplines by combining print culture, visual art and literature in a specifically Canadian context.