"Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education"
Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
16-18 May 2019
A complete program for HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people will be available in March 2019. Thank you for your patience.
The program will be 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.
For now, please consult the event outline provided below. It includes information about the conference, plenary presentations, and related events. If you are planning to give a presentation at the conference, then it will be scheduled for either 17 May or 18 May 2019. Thank you for your patience.
- Thursday 16 May 2019
- Friday 17 May 2019
- Saturday 18 May 2019
- Plenary Presentations
- Pre-conference Activities
Thursday 16 May 2019
The conference will begin during the late afternoon (ca. 4pm) of Thursday, May 16th, with a welcome event for Indigenous participants and their guests at the UBC Longhouse. This event will be followed by a welcome and territory acknowledgement by Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) knowledge keepers and a plenary presentation in The Great Hall in the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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 Longhouse and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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 Longhouse and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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 your interest with Mark Campbell, indicating which days you will attend, and a place will be reserved for you. 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.