Chan Centre Connects

Pre-show Talk with Sheryl Lightfoot

Free
Sat October 05 2019 7:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

This is a free event for Mari Boine ticket holders only. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Presented by the Chan Centre

Vocalist Mari Boine champions the language and culture of her Indigenous Sámi roots through her music. She writes: “By telling my own personal story as a Sámi, I feel I’m sharing a piece of my people’s story. After all, my songs describe the pain of oppression and the struggle to reclaim self-respect, but I also sing about the joy of growing up within a culture that has such a close bond with nature.”

In advance of Mari Boine’s Chan Centre performance, UBC’s Sheryl Lightfoot talks about the connections between Sámi communities and local Indigenous communities in respect to language revival and political resilience.

Sheryl Lightfoot is Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics at UBC, where she holds academic appointments in Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. She is also currently serving as Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs. Her research focuses on Indigenous politics, especially Indigenous rights and their implementation in global, national and regional contexts. Dr. Lightfoot is Anishinaabe from the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe.

 

Free
Sat October 5 2019 7:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

This is a free event for Mari Boine ticket holders only. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

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