SMOKE SIGNALS – Indigenous Communication Conference

SMOKE SIGNALS Indigenous Communication Conference is a gathering of community-engaged artists and arts leaders examining the importance of our Indigenous voices in the art and media world.

Goes On Sale
August 30, 2019

Members receive discounts on Creative Manitoba courses, classes and workshops.

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Hosted by Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs in partnership with Urban Shaman Gallery of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Manitoba Arts Council.

SMOKE SIGNALS is a gathering of community-engaged artists and arts leaders examining the importance of our Indigenous voices in the art and media world. The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication used to gather people together for celebration, to transmit news, and to signal danger. We will touch on each of those elements throughout a day of panels, keynotes and conversations. We recognize the unique ability our Indigenous perspectives have to transform and galvanize community, celebrating our role as artists and acknowledging the importance of reclaiming our own narrative as oral historians. What is the historical role of artists within the Indigenous community, what are protocols for engagement, how does technology work within tradition? We are aiming to decolonize the process of hosting the event, by allowing the topics for the days discussion evolve organically drawn from conversations happening locally within our community. A full schedule will be published near end of August. In addition to the panels and conversations of the day, University of Manitoba Press will be onsite to offer their incredible selection of Indigenous subject and authored books for purchase.

October 25th, 2019  930am-430pm

Lunch will be provided.

Watch this space for the full schedule!

Tickets on sale  August 2019!!

  

  • Smoke Signals
    October 25, 2019
    9:30 am

Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.