Indigenous Community Justice Lecture Series

Tuesday nights throughout the Fall, Fir 128 at 7pm

This Fall 2017 presents the Indigenous Community Justice Lecture series which will host incredible Indigenous change-makers and allies.

Key themes of the series include Indigenous land and water protection, raising awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Indigenous food sovereignty, genocide by the Canadian state, Indigenous research as resistance, and resurgence, decolonization, and change-making through dance, poetry, and hip-hop.

Come hear from and support these extraordinary speakers!

September 12, 2017

Reflections on Social Justice Struggles: Indigenous and Others


  • Dr. Charles Reasons, Central Washington University

September 19, 2017

"Our Home on Native Land"


  • Lekeyten, Kwantlen First Nation Elder and KPU Elder in Residence
  • Brandon Gabriel, BFA, Kwantlen First Nation

Hosted in collaboration with KPIRG

September 26, 2017

Raising Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Presentation and Performance presented by:

  • Butterflies in Spirit

October 3, 2017

Decolonizing Research and Relationships: Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Settler Allyship


  • Dawn Morrison
  • Nadine Pluzak

October 17, 2017

Genocide is Genocide No Matter what Form It Takes and No Matter What You Call It


  • Tamara Starblanket, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. AJS Coordinator NEC Native Education College

Hosted in collaboration with KPIRG

October 24, 2017, 7pm – 8pm

Indigenous Health Research as Resistance


  • Renée Monchalin, Ph.D. Candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Darrien Morton, M.Sc Candidate, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

November 7, 2017

Resistance Through Hip-Hop and Spoken Word

Presentations and performances by:

  • Jerilynn Webster, a.k.a JB the First Lady
  • Valeen Jules
  • Justin Bige

Hosted in collaboration with Justin Bige 

November 14, 2017,

The Métis and Beading and Dancing as Resistance

Opening by Lekeyten, Kwantlen First Nation Elder and KPU Elder in Residence

Presentations and performances by:

  • Madelaine McCallum
  • Baillie Redfern

November 21, 2017

Indigenous Hip-Hop as Resistance

Presentations and performances by:

  • Enter-Tribal
    • Sino General, a.k.a. Chief Rock
    • Michelle Runns, a.k.a MzShellz

November 28, 2017

Final Event

Opening by Lekeyten, Kwantlen First Nation Elder and KPU Elder in Residence

Presentation by:

  • Christine Jack
  • Caretaker of the Land at Ulluilsc
  • Unceded St'át'imc Lands & Waters (A Voice for the Voiceless Camp)

Presentation of Artistic Activism Student Video Projects

Video Commentary by panelists:

  • Brandon Gabriel, BFA, Kwantlen First Nation
  • Christine Jack