Decolonizing the Mind: Plenary session at Media Democracy Days 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 22:00 to 23:00

Media Democracy Days (MDD) is in its 16th year of bringing together a community of media makers, activists, and educators to discuss the relationship between media and democracy.

On November 15th and 16th in the Vancouver Public Library's Inspiration Lab, and November 19th at SFU Harbour Centre, join MDD for talks, hands on workshops, and collaboratively determined events. All free and open to the public. Hosted on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Decolonizing the Mind will host this plenary session, feeding off much of the energy of the day on November 19th, and will focus on what it means for independent media to incorporate decolonization into coverage in a settler dominated society. With special mind to reconciliation journalism, coming out of the Truth and Reconciliation report, this panel driven session will feature speakers with both background and lived experience in indigenous journalism, and provide opportunity for skill-building for media activists and media culture moving forward.


Glen Coulthard, Yellowknives Dene, associate professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Political Science at UBC, and author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition

Tina House has been a full - time Video Journalist with APTN National News in the BC bureau since July 2007. A proud Metis born in Vancouver– her film career began in 1997 as a Talent Agent, Videographer, Public Speaker and award – winning Film Producer/Director.

Chair: Stuart Poyntz Associate Professor in the SFU School of Communication

Seats to this talk are first come first serve

Full program available here.

SFU Harbour Centre
515 W Hastings - HC Room 1900
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 57.8244" N, 123° 7' 14.6568" W
British Columbia CA

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