The health and safety of the CIVA community, and those we come in contact with, is utmost priority in these days when we must follow health precautions to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Following the recommendations of health authorities, this gathering has been cancelled. We plan to reschedule at a healthier time.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Register below, space is limited.
The history between Christians and Indigenous peoples in North America has been marked too often by tragedy and exploitation.
In the name of God, many institutional Christians forced Indigenous people to convert or face perilous consequences, resulting in stolen homelands, separated families, and legions of massacred loved ones—though conversion did not always prevent such horrors from being committed anyways. Much has been lost, and great healing is needed.
With JUSTart Indigenous, you are invited into a conversation of reconciliation and collaboration with the visual arts as our starting point, including firsthand excursions with local indigenous groups. Please join us as we gather for two days in Toronto for a time of listening, learning, and creating together.
Friday, April 17th
Plenary 1 – History and context of Christian and Indigenous relations
Gallery/Studio Visits with local indigenous artists
Plenary 2 – Altars of Reconciliation, panel with Indigenous Christian artists
Saturday, April 18th
Plenary 3 – Indigenous identity in the visual arts today
Un-Conference Panel – unpacking it all