Join us for this engaging session of professional development led by local Aboriginal artist-educators to discover some of the great work being done by Indigenous artists in Southern Ontario. Network with your peers to explore collaborative and partnership opportunities with other arts and learning professionals from a variety of sectors. Leave with new tools and ideas to rejuvenate your classroom, workplace or artistic practice.
GET ON THE MAP!
You are invited to a presentation and discussion regarding The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning's ‘Mapping Project’ – an innovative digital map representing arts and learning across Ontario. We want YOU to be part of this conversation. Through focus groups and guided discussion, have your say and help guide the development of this vital tool for arts and learning in Ontario.
4:00 - Welcome and Introductions
4:10 - Workshop with Morgan Baillargeon
4:35 - Workshop with Lacey George
5:00 - Refreshment and networking
5:30 - Mapping focus groups and discussion
6:25 - Wrap up and reflection
Morgan Baillargeon is Metis from Southwestern Ontario. He completed his BA in 1978 with a concentration in Canadian Literature and Religious Studies, while studying at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Ottawa. In 1984 he obtained his BEd in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, with a concentration in ESL, Leterature, Native Studies and Adult education. From 1984 to 1989 he taught traditional Native art in Metis and Cree communities in Northern Alberta. In the fall of 1989 he returned to the University of Western Ontario and completed a year of graduate work in Anthropology with a concentration in traditional Native art and in 1990 moved to Ottawa to complete his MA (1991) at Carleton University studying traditional Native art through the Art History Department and Canadian Studies Department. His research focused on the treatment of the umbilical cord and placenta and the use and decoration of umbilical cord amulets among North American Aboriginal cultures.
In 1992 Morgan became Curator of Plains Ethnology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Exhibitions and Web Sites include MOCCASINS (1995), Legends of Our Times: Native Rodeo and Ranching Life on the Plains and Plateau (1998) Publication Legends of Our Times: Native Cowboy Life (1998), Metis (FPH 2001) Sports, Religious and Social Gathering (FPH 2001). Morgan completed his PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa (2004) specializing in Great Lakes and Plains Aboriginal spirituality.
The mapping project and the Ontario Eduarts Hub series are supported by a grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E4