Initiative For Indigenous Futures

an Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace production

A New Beginning

1st Annual Symposium on the Future Imaginary

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015 from 12:30 – 4:30
Location: Toronto, ON

Photo Credit: “Bold Steps” by Jeffrey Veregge

The Symposium on the Future Imaginary was an interdisciplinary conversation about where Indigenous communities see ourselves in seven, twelve, even twenty generations, and about how to develop strategies to get us there. The half-day event was held during the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival in Toronto on Friday, Oct. 16th. It featured artists, academics, activists and technologists envisioning their own particular Indigenous Future Imaginary.

The Symposium is a project of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, which has the goal of developing alternative visions of Indigenous communities tomorrow in order to better understand where we need to go today.

Symposium Agenda

Round Table Introductions
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Jason Lewis Introducing IIF and the Symposium
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Skawennati Residencies and Skins Workshops
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Stephen Foster The Indigenous New Media Archive
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Jason Ryle ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival’s goals partnering with IIF
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Julie Nagam Technology as Decolonial Tools
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Elizabeth LaPensée Games as a Pathway to Indigenous Futurisms
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Jolene Rickard Considering Traditional Practices of ‘Seeing’ as Future
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Concluding Group Commentary
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