Carleton to Host 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts

Carleton University will host the 16th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts: An Energy Worthy of Healing. The conference will feature presentations from acclaimed Indigenous artists and scholars.

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Room 5050, 5th floor, Minto Centre, Carleton University
Info: Registration is required, tickets for students and seniors are $45; non-students: $85. Ticket price includes a gourmet luncheon of native cuisine and a performance by Candy Palmater.

This year’s conference will feature esteemed presenters, including:

  • Alex Janvier – Painter with a current solo show at the National Gallery of Canada
  • Candy Palmater – Comedian and broadcaster
  • Shane Belcourt – Filmmaker
  • Mathew Nuqingaq – Silversmith and drum dancer
  • Ruth Phillips – Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture and Carleton Professor of Art History
  • Students in the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures

Presenter biographies can be found online.

An opening prayer will be offered by Elder Thomas Louttit. Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte will deliver welcoming remarks.

About The New Sun Conference

Since 2002, the New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts has brought together individuals from various First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, as well as the non-Aboriginal community. Presenters have included those with expertise in photography, painting, sculpture, film, acting, music, curating, arts education, literature and the culinary arts. The conference honours and seeks to raise public awareness of individuals whose work affirms contemporary Indigenous experience and contributes to greater cross-cultural understanding. All conference presentations have been videotaped and archived in the Carleton University library.

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Steven Reid
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Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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