Decolonizing the Narrative Conversation Series
Decolonizing the Narrative Conversation Series is a bi-monthly online conversation session that invites leading Indigenous Art creators to talk about their practices and processes, facilitated by Janine Windolph, Director of Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre.
The Conversation Series engages an Indigenous lens in the various arts forms of Literary Arts, Film and Media Arts, Digital Media, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts including Theatre, Dance, and Music with Opera, Singer/Songwriter, and Classical Music. All areas that Indigenous Arts is connected through.
Explore and deepen your understanding of how Indigenous artists are using their arts discipline as a tool to decolonize artistic process and creation.
All sessions take place over two days:
On the first day, the Indigenous Arts leader does a presentation of their work.
The following day, there is a conversation with the arts leader and Janine Windolph.
The second session is the space intended for questions and comments from the registrants.
Decolonizing the Narrative Conversation Series fosters conversations with artists, curators, and performers who have an Indigenous-centered practice. Event attendees are invited to explore and deepen their understanding of how Indigenous artists are using their art disciplines as a tool to decolonize artistic process and creation.
Watch past Decolonizing the Narrative Conversation Series
About the host: Janine Windolph
Janine Windolph (Atikamekw/Woodland Cree) is the Director of Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre Arts and Creativity. Windolph is known as an Interdisciplinary artist: writer, artist, filmmaker, educator, curator, and storyteller. She has a Master of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary in Indigenous Fine Arts and Media Production from the University of Regina.
Filmography includes Our Maternal Home (Director/Writer), Stories Are In Our Bones (Director/Writer) Lifegivers: Honoring Our Elders and Children (Director/Writer), The Land of Rock and Gold (Director/Writer/Producer), Ayapiyâhk ôma niyanân “Only us, we are here at home” (Production Mentor/Narrator), From Up North (Producer), The Beacon Project: Stories of Qu’Appelle Valley (Production Support/Storyteller /Producer), and RIIS from Amnesia: Recovering the Lost Legacies (Co-Director and Co-Producer).