Hungry Listening, Ethnographic Redress

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 13:30to15:00
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building A832/833, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA

The Indigenous Studies Program presents a seminar by Dr Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō)

In 1929, folklorist Marius Barbeau writes about the significant collection of Indigenous songs represented in the Canadian Museum of History: “about three thousand of these are filed away at the museum.” Though efforts have been made by many museums in Canada to respond to Indigenous calls for the return and repatriation of Indigenous belongings, similar initiatives have yet to occur for songs that remain incarcerated in museum archives. This talk proposes Indigenous-defined methods of ethnographic redress that challenge settler colonial forms of “hungry listening”. 

After the lecture, Dr Robinson will participate in a Q&A.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.
RSVPs are encourage through EventBrite, by indigenous.studies [at] mcgill.ca (email), or phone: 514-398-8097.

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