Indigenous Speakers Series (Waterloo) presents Chelsea Vowel (February 8th)
The University of Waterloo's Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Chelsea Vowel, a public intellectual, writer, educator, and Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
About The Speaker
Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, residing in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Parent to six children, she has a BEd, LLB, and MA. She is an Associate Lecturer and Cree language instructor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
Chelsea's work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, futurisms, and resurgence. Author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, she and her co-host Molly Swain produce the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, and co-founded the Métis in Space Land Trust. Her first collection of short fiction, Buffalo is the New Buffalo, was published in 2022 by Arsenal Pulp Press.
Chelsea's engaging presentation is entitled, "âniskôhôcikan, Like a String of Beads: Indigenous Futurisms." Indigenous futurisms, a term coined by Grace Dillon and indebted to Afrofuturism, seeks to describe a movement of art, literature, games, and other forms of media that express Indigenous perspectives on the future, present, and past.
ML - Modern Languages, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, CA N2L 3G1
February 8th, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Free. In-person or Online. Register Here
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