"Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education"
Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
16-18 May 2019
A complete draft program for HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people is now online. If you are presenting at the conference and you see an error in the draft program, then please email corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are presenting in The Nest (see the draft program for locations), then you might find this floor plan of use.
The program was created by the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic) in partnership with HASTAC.
A final program will be circulated here in late April or early May. Thank you for your patience.
You are also welcome to consult the brief event outline provided below. It includes information about the conference, plenary presentations, and related events.
- Code of Conduct
- Thursday 16 May 2019
- Friday 17 May 2019
- Saturday 18 May 2019
- Plenary Presentations
- Pre-conference Activities
Code of Conduct
In this place and territory, we honour our commitments to ethical relationships and rigorous exchange of ideas that further the aims and sovereignties of Indigenous individuals, communities, and nations and the goals of “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education.” As the host committee, we are seeking to create a space that is free from harassment and violence, physical or otherwise. We ask for your support in this, and we take our direction from the First Nations House of Learning’s mandate, which follows the Longhouse Teachings of Respect, Relationships, Responsibility, and Reverence. All of this is in keeping with longstanding protocols, relationships, and commitments established here. We hope attendees come with a generous spirit, a deep sense of ethics, and a genuine enthusiasm for the work we will all be doing together.
Adapted from the work of Dory Nason and Coll Thrush, NAISA 2017
Thursday 16 May 2019
The conference will begin at 4pm on Thursday, May 16th, with a welcome event for Indigenous participants and their guests at the UBC First Nations House of Learning. This event will be followed by a welcome and territory acknowledgement by Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) knowledge keepers and a plenary presentation in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. For details, see the draft program.
Friday 17 May 2019
Conference events, including plenaries, panels, workshops, installations, posters, performances, and social gatherings, will continue on Friday, May 17th at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the UBC First Nations House of Learning and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. For details, see the draft program.
Saturday 18 May 2019
Conference events, including plenaries, panels, workshops, installations, posters, performances, and social gatherings, will continue and conclude on Saturday, May 18th at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the UBC First Nations House of Learning and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. For details, see the draft program.
The following people will give plenary presentations during the conference:
- Marisa Duarte (Arizona State University),
- Jules Arita Koostachin (MoshKeKo Cree, Attawapiskat First Nation; Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia),
- Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe and Métis; Michigan State University),
- Melody McKiver (Anishinaabe musician, media artist, traditional powwow dancer and artist, and arts educator),
- Karyn Recollet (Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto),
- Alana Sayers (Hupacasath and Alexander First Nations; University of Victoria), and
- Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
HASTAC 2019 participants are invited to attend the “Digital Democracies: Artificial Publics, Just Infrastructures, Ethical Learning” conference, scheduled for 14-16 May 2019 on the traditional territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) Nations at the Harbour Centre on Simon Fraser University’s downtown Vancouver campus. “Digital Democracies” is being organized by Wendy Chun, Svitlana Matviyenko, Zoe Druick, and the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. If you’d like to attend “Digital Democracies,” then please register through Eventbrite. Please note that room blocks for HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” will not be available 13-15 May 2019.
We would like to acknowledge that the University of British Columbia is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work.
We would also like to acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
HASTAC wishes to express our deep gratitude to the Musqueam people for allowing us to engage digital territories on this unceded land. Changing the way we teach and learn means challenging the colonial foundations of education and technology. We are grateful for the opportunity to do this work here. Thank you.