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South Indian Lake archives: Sept. 4

First Friday Reception and Archival Film Preview by MAWA Artist in Residence Jennifer Dysart

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Dysart. Presented in partnership with Urban Shaman Gallery.

First Friday Reception 

Date: September 4th, 2015

Time: 6pm - 8pm (note change in time, from past emails)

Location: Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

During First Friday on Sept. 4th, drop in to the open-house at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery to see archival film material from 1969 that show the Cree community of South Indian Lake prior to the flooding of the lake that changed their way of life. This is the first in a series of events in Manitoba where filmmaker Jennifer Dysart shares the footage of/with this northern community’s residents. At this casual event, hear about the filmmaker’s ongoing research project centred on this rich historical footage. 

Archival Film Preview

Dates, times and locations:  

  • MAWA (611 Main St.) on September 17th, 2015, at 7pm
  • Urban Shaman (290 McDermot) on September 18, 2015, at 7pm

Jennifer Dysart will do more in-depth screenings, followed by an artist talk and Q+A. The film Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood (2014) will provide background for the story of South Indian Lake for those not aware of this part of Manitoba’s history.

Jennifer Dysart (Hamilton, ON), is the artist in residence at MAWA from August 13 - September 23rd, 2015.

CREATE H20 term position

The CREATE H2O program is seeking a temporary program co-ordinator from February 2 to June 5, 2015, to fill in during a parental leave. 

The position from February 2 to June 5, 2015 is full-time (35 hrs/week) and work duties will focus on co-ordinating student projects, communication with First Nations collaborators, co-organizing the CREATE H2O conference (to be held June 1, 2015), and administrative duties such as booking flights, hotel rooms, processing of receipts and other.

Salary ranges from $25.54 to $33.06 an hour (AA2), depending on qualifications and experience.

Individuals interested in the position should send their resume to Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found. 

Femfest: Sept. 12-19

FemFest 2015: Life Changing Theatre by Women for Everyone

Date: September 12-19, 2015
Location: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at the University of Winnipeg, 400 Colony Street)

Purchase tickets at or by calling 204 596 2236

Dr. Shawna Ferris


Dr. Ferris is an assistant professor in women’s and gender studies whose research interests include cultural representations of and responses to sex workers, as well as cultural marginalization, colonization, and the resulting raced, classed, and gendered violence. Her book, Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities was published by University of Alberta Press in 2015. 

Dr. Sean Byrne

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Dr. Sean Byrne has authored more than 90 works on peacebuilding. He has written about ethnic conflict and peacebuilding, children and war, and the role of economic aid in peacebuilding. Other topics include women and peacebuilding, global peacemaking, and non-violent social action.

Byrne has also directly helped make peace happen as a consultant to the special advisor to the Irish Taoiseach on the decommissioning of weapons in Northern Ireland. 

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