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  • Editing Indigenous ManuscriptsCourse | CBPP 001Indigenous Editors CircleCourse | CBPP 002

     Type: 7-Day Workshop      Dates: August 13-19, 2017     Location: Humber Lakeshore Campus    

Indigenous Editors and Editing Indigenous Manuscripts at Humber are concurrent workshops offered to Indigenous and non-Indigenous professional editors at the Lakeshore Campus August 13 to 19, 2017

Indigenous participants are sponsored by the Canada Council; all travel and accommodation expenses, and course fees are covered by the Council’s generous support.

The workshops provide education in practical editing skills and general knowledge about cultural protocols, Indigenous community values, and the problematic histories of past editing practices.

Developed and previously hosted by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the workshops share faculty and morning sessions. Afternoon sessions will be broken out by workshop stream.

Faculty include Gregory Younging, Cherie Dimaline, Gregory Scofield and Warren Cariou.

Keynote subjects and workshop themes include:

  • Understanding Indigenous knowledge
  • Editing representations of Indigenous trauma
  • Best practices for presenting oral traditions in textual forms
  • Avoiding stereotype and misrepresentation
  • Questions of cultural appropriation
  • Understanding issues of gender and sexuality in Indigenous literary contexts
  • Questions about marketing Indigenous literatures and identities

Presented by Humber’s School of Creative and Performing Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts with generous support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and evening programming by The RIEL Centre.

The Indigenous Editors Circle is a collaborative forum for Indigenous editors to learn and share, and to discuss best practices regarding editing and publishing Indigenous manuscripts.

The Canada Council for the Arts will be sponsoring tuition, travel and accommodations for participating Indigenous editors. To apply for the workshop and for sponsorship, please complete and submit the IEC application—available in Word or PDF—by June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm EDT.

IEC Schedule

Week of August 13, 2017

Date Time   Activity
Sunday, August 13  16:00 -18:00 Welcome session and reception
Monday, August 14 – Thurs, August 17  9:00-17:00 Workshops
 
Friday, August 18  9:00-12:00  Summary, Closing comments
Saturday, August 19  9:00 – 16:00  IEC inaugural meeting]

Daily

  • 9:00 – 11:50 - Morning session
  • 11:50 – 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:50 - Afternoon session
  • 16:00 – 17:00 - Circle

Editing Indigenous Manuscripts informs and sensitizes non-Indigenous editors and publishers to working with Indigenous writers, editors and texts. Although the ultimate goal is to have Indigenous editors working on these manuscripts, all members of a publishing house should have the knowledge and the required sensitivities to edit and publish texts by Indigenous creators or with Indigenous content.

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EIM Schedule

Week of August 13, 2017

Date Time   Activity
Sunday, August 13  16:00 -18:00 Welcome session and reception
Monday, August 14 – Thurs, August 17  9:00-17:00 Workshops
 
Friday, August 18  9:00-12:00  Summary, Closing comments

Daily

  • 9:00 – 11:50 - Morning session
  • 11:50 – 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:50 - Afternoon session
  • 16:00 – 17:00 - Circle

Workshop Faculty & Guest Speakers

Gregory Younging

Gregory Younging, Faculty Co-ordinator

Gregory Younging is a member of Opsakwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. He has a master of arts from The Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and a master of publishing from Publishing @ SFU, and has a PhD from the Department of Educational Studies at University of British Columbia. He has worked for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Assembly of First Nations, Committee of Inquiry into Indian Education, and the Native Women's Association of Canada. From 1990 to 2003, he was the managing editor of Theytus Books.

Some of his works have been published in Indigenous AffairsPrairie Fire(Ad)Dressing Our Words: Aboriginal Perspectives on Aboriginal Literature and Art, and the Australian Journal of Canadian Studies. He is a former member of the Canada Council Aboriginal Peoples Committee on the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council. He is currently on Indigenous Studies faculty at University of British Columbia Okanagan and is former Assistant Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Warren Cariou

Warren Cariou

Warren Cariou was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan into a family of mixed Métis and European heritage. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Narrative, Community and Indigenous Cultures at the University of Manitoba, where he also teaches in the Department of English, Film and Theatre and directs the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture. Warren has also edited or co-edited several books, including the anthologies of Indigenous literature W’daub Awae: Speaking True and Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water. He is the general editor of the new First Voices, First Texts series of critical editions at the University of Manitoba Press, which brings lost or neglected works of Indigenous literature back into circulation. He has been fiction co-editor of Prairie Fire magazine since 2003 and has also worked as a fiction editor for several book publishers.

Cariou’s books The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs and Lake of the Prairies: A Story of Belonging have won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the RBC Taylor Prize and the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. He has also co-directed and co-produced two films about Indigenous people in western Canada’s oil sands region: Overburden and Land of Oil and Water.

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline, a Georgian Bay Métis, is the author of the novels Red Rooms, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, and most recently, the collection of short stories A Gentle Habit. In addition to writing, Cherie has edited numerous publications including Spirit, FNH and Muskrat magazines. Cherie was named the 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year at the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, and was the first Writer-in-Residence – Aboriginal Literature for the Toronto Public Library. She also held the position of writer-in-residence for First Nations House at the University of Toronto. She sits on numerous literary and arts boards and councils, and continues to advocate for Indigenous literature and writers globally.

Cherie currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she runs First Canadian Health, coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering, is building a national Indigenous literary organization, The RIEL Centre, and is at work on her next book, The Marrow Thieves, to be released by Cormorant Books in the spring of 2017.

Gregory Scofield

Gregory Scofield

Gregory Scofield is Red River Métis of Cree, Scottish and European descent whose ancestry can be traced to the fur trade and to the Métis community of Kinesota, Manitoba. He has taught First Nations and Métis Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and the Alberta College of Art + Design. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in English at Laurentian University where he teaches Creative Writing, and previously served as writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Memorial University.

Gregory won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 1994 for his debut collection, The Gathering: Stones for the Medicine Wheel. In addition to several volumes of poetry, Gregory is the author of the memoir Thunder Through My Veins, and his latest collection of poetry is Witness, I Am. In 2016, The Writers' Trust of Canada awarded Gregory with the Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize.

 

Guest speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Location

Both the Indigenous Editors Circle and the Editing Indigenous Manuscripts workshop run in the Lakeshore Commons (Building L) at Humber’s Lakeshore Campus in Toronto. The campus is located at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard and Kipling Avenue, and is accessible via TTC bus routes (southbound 44 and 188 from Kipling Station) and streetcar (route 501).

Humber College
Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lakeshore Blvd.
Toronto, ON M8V 1K8

Accommodations

On-campus accommodations are available through Humber’s Conference Services department at an additional fee. Please visit the Conference Services website for details, rates and availability.

Workshop Dates

August 13 to 19, 2017 (August 19 – Indigenous Editors Circle only)

Tuition

$1554 

Registration

To register for The Indigenous Editors Circle and apply for Canada Council sponsorship, please complete and submit the IEC application—available in Word here or PDF here—by June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm EDT.

To register for Editing Indigenous Manuscripts, click here and then click REGISTER NOW to continue.

Questions?

Email natalie.st-pierre@humber.ca for assistance.

Monday August 14th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome: Shelley Charles, Jim Dumont, Steve Bella
9:35– 10:15 Indigenous Editors Circle – background (Joanne Gerber)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:50 Storytelling and Editing, Editor’s Craft (CGood, CDimaline, WCariou)
Afternoon 13:00-16:00 Non-Indigenous Publishers Panel: CGood, Anansi, Cormorant, Second Story, Martha Kanya Forstner
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – WCariou facilitates
Tuesday August 15th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 10:15 Colonization & Misrepresentation  (GYounging, WCariou, CDimaline, GScofield)
10:15 – 10:30
Break
10:30 – 11:50
  • Colonization & Misrepresentation (con’t)
  • Connection to Nation and protocols (CDimaline, JDumont)
Afternoon 13:00 – 16:00 Connection to Nation, Editorial Pro Dev (CDimaline, WCariou, CGood)
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – CDimaline facilitates
Wednesday August 16th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 10:15 Editing Indigenous Trauma (GYounging, WCariou, CDimaline, GScofield)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:50 Experiences with Publishers (GScofield, CDimaline)
Afternoon 13:00 – 14:30 Women and LGBTQ (CDimaline, GScofield)
14:30—16:00 Editing Trauma (GYounging, WCariou)
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – GScofield facilitates
Thursday August 17th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 10:15 What is Indigenous Knowledge? (GYounging, CDimaline, WCariou, GScofield)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 What is Indigenous Knowledge? (cont’d)
11:15 – 11:50 Prophesies of the Seven Fires (Jim Dumont)
Afternoon 13:00 – 16:00 What would you do if?  Editorial solutions and case studies (GYounging, WCariou)
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – GYounging facilitates
Friday August 18th
Time Workshop
9:00 – 12:00 IE summary and closing comments
Monday August 14th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome: Shelley Charles, Jim Dumont, Steve Bellamy
9:35– 10:15 Indigenous Editors Circle – background (Joanne Gerber)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:50 Storytelling and Editing, Editor’s Craft (CGood, CDimaline, WCariou)
Afternoon 13:00-16:00 Non-Indigenous Publishers Panel: CGood, Anansi, Cormorant, Second Story, Martha Kanya Forstner
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – WCariou facilitates
Tuesday August 15th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 10:15 Colonization & Misrepresentation  (GYounging, WCariou, CDimaline, GScofield)
10:15 – 10:30
Break
10:30 – 11:50
  • Colonization & Misrepresentation (con’t)
  • Connection to Nation and protocols (CDimaline, JDumont)
Afternoon 13:00 – 16:00 Editorial Best Practices, Books for Children, Poetry (GScofield, GYounging)
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – CDimaline facilitates
Wednesday August 16th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 10:15 Editing Indigenous Trauma (GYounging, WCariou, CDimaline, GScofield)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:50 Experiences with Publishers (GScofield, CDimaline)
Afternoon 13:00 – 14:30 Editing Trauma (GYounging, WCariou)
14:30—16:00 Women and LGBTQ (CDImaline, GScofield)
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – GScofield facilitates
Thursday August 17th
Time Workshop
Morning 9:00 – 10:15 What is Indigenous Knowledge? (GYounging, CDimaline, WCariou, GScofield)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 What is Indigenous Knowledge? (cont’d)
11:15 – 11:50 Prophesies of the Seven Fires (Jim Dumont)
Afternoon 13:00 – 16:00 What would you do if?  Editorial solutions and case studies (GYounging, WCariou)
16:00 – 17:00 CIRCLE – GYounging facilitates
Friday August 18th
Time Workshop
9:00 – 12:00 IE summary and closing comments

Sponsors

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Special thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, who developed the IEC and EIM programs, for their ongoing support and consultation.

 

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