Monday’s Research Matters features a chat with Coyote and Raven

Together with their ubiquitous evocators, Coyote and Raven, York Professor Pat O’Riley of the Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), and Professor Peter Cole of the Aboriginal & Northern Studies Program, University College of the North, will engage in trickster discourse and narrative shape-shifting in the next LA&PS Research Matters talk. The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 30, from 10am to 11:30am, in S137 Ross Building.

O’Riley and Cole will share research protocols, findings and community conversations based on their work with the four Lower Stl’atl’imx communities of British Columbia, specifically the communities’ efforts in language and cultural regeneration, community sustainability and self-determination.

Right: Pat O’Riley

O’Riley’s interests include indigenizing research methodology; indigenous education; indigenous technologies; community and environmental sustainability; and poststructural theories/practices. She is the author of Technology, Culture and Socioeconomics: A Rhizoanalysis of Educational Discourses (2003) and a co-editor of Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada (2008). O’Riley is of Irish, French and Mohawk heritage and married into the Southern Stl’atl’imx in BC. She is conducting a reseach project focused on the Southern Stl’atl’imx in BC on cultural and language (Ucwalmicwts) regeneration.

Left: Peter Cole

Cole is a member of the Douglas First Nation of the Southern Stl’atl’imx and professor in Aboriginal and Northern Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University College of the North. His teaching and research interests include orality, narrativity, environmental thought, Aboriginal education and Aboriginalizing methodology. He brings Aboriginal epistemologies, methodologies, protocols, and practices to his teaching and research. Cole has been a visiting scholar at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He was also a 2007 noted summer scholar at the University of British Columbia. Cole has published in national and international books, and academic and literary journals. He is the principal investigator of the three-year Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant focused on the Southern Stl’atl’imx in BC on cultural and language (Ucwalmicwts) regeneration.

For more information on this free talk, visit the LA&PS Research Matters Web site.