Roundtable around the research creation artwork "C'est le Québec qui est né dans mon pays"
Nov 21, 2023 — 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Joint Chair in Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University presents a roundtable around the research-creation work « C’est le Québec qui est né dans mon pays » : Carnet de rencontres, d’Ani Kuni à Kiuna, published by the Éditions Écosociété, with testimonies and authorized quotes from more than fifty indigenous and non-indigenous collaborators.
This polyphonic work proposes a reversal of the colonial gaze to explore the legacies of colonial history in Quebec. Starting from her ignorance about Quebec’s Indigenous Peoples, the author Emmanuelle Dufour explores her lack of knowledge about colonial history, and the cultural and material heritage in Quebec that shaped her. Her approach brings her to also meet various indigenous figures and the decolonizing work they engage in, and the book is intended to be a place for dialogues, exchanges, and encounters.
This roundtable will focus on the collaborative research-creation work developed as part of the doctoral project of the author Emmanuelle Dufour, the feminist approach to care and responsibility in research that drives it, the possibilities that comics offer for co-creation, the co-construction of knowledge and to tell feminist research otherwise, and what the book suggests for the future of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous people.
The roundtable will bring together the author of the book, Emmanuelle Dufour, two of the project collaborators, Anna Mapachee and Geneviève Sioui, and Professor of Social Work at the University of Ottawa, Cyndy Wilde. It will be moderated by Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan, Joint Chair in Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.