Institute of British and American Culture and Literature
University of Silesia (Uniwersytet Śląski)
Sosnowiec, 27-28 April, 2005
April 27, 2005 (Wednesday)
9:45 – 10:30
Short opening speeches (Rector ? Dean ? Head of the Institute? )
Opening and presentation by His Excellency Mr. Ralph J. Lysyshyn, Ambassador of Canada to Poland
First Nations Cultures and Philosophies
Tomson Highway (Cree), noted playwright, novelist, producer, director; author of Rez Sisters , Dry Lips Ought to Move to Kapuskasing and Fur Queen.
Lecture: “Comparing Mythologies”
Richard Atleo (Umeek), Hereditary Chief of the Ahousaht, University of Manitoba
Lecture "Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview: Implications For an Emergent Global Culture"
12:40 - 13:10
An official book signing by Richard Atleo of his recent book:
Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview
13: 50 – 14: 40
Stewart Steinhauer (Saddle Lake Cree Nation), Artist (sculptor) and commentator on art, spirituality, politics, and society). http://www.indigenius.biz/
Lecture: "Wesakeychak, The Genocide-Dodger. What to Say When Words are not Enough."
14: 45 – 15: 40
Allan Ryan (Carleton University), author of The Trickster Shift: Humour and Irony in Contemporary Native Art.
Lecture: "Coyote Was Walking Along: Trickster Mischief in Canadian First Nations Art."
15: 45 – 16: 20
Marlene Atleo , ?eh ?eh naa tuu kwiss (Nuu-chah-nulth name), (University of Manitoba)
Lecture: “Heart…of …Bloody…Darkness – Aboriginal Education in a Post-Modern Global Village – the Polish Connection(s),
April 28, 2005 (Thursday)
9: 45 – 10: 15
1. Craig Tapping (Malaspina University College)
Lecture: “The Cultural Work of "Japan" in Canadian Literature: Towards a Semiotics of Ethnicity”
10: 20 - 10: 50
Edward Mozejko (University of Alberta)
Lecture: “Polish Immigration Culture in Canada and Politics of Multiculturalism”
10: 50 – 11: 20
3. Barbara Sharratt (University of Toronto
Lecture: "The Image of Slavic People in English Canadian Literature"
Mini-festival of Canadian Films on First Nations Topics
12: 00 - 20:00
Lecture: “Representation of First Nations People in Canadian Cinema.”
THE TEMPTATIONS OF BIG BEAR
Discussion on the films will be led by Fergus Foley after each screening.