Open Forum Lecture and Workshops: Observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Date: Monday, October 2, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: The Pit, Architecture Building, Carleton University
Free and open to students, staff, and faculty of the architecture school and Carleton University.
On October 2, the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Dr. Theodore (Ted) Jojola, urban and regional planning educator and practitioner, and Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore, filmmaker, will offer a lecture and two workshops to anyone who wishes to participate.
11:00 a.m.— Mohawk Thanksgiving Address
11:05 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Place Knowing
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Indigenous Planning workshop
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Filmmaking Through an Indigenous Lens workshop
Presented by Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore, followed by conversation moderated by Assistant Professor Omeasoo Wahpasiw.
Kahstoserakwathe (Ga-stow-sera-GWA-tay) Paulette Moore
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore is an independent filmmaker, podcaster, and educator. Moore is Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk), a fluent Kanyen’kè:ha speaker, and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand River territory.
She is a founding member/co-owner of The Aunties Dandelion, a media-arts collective informed by traditional Onkwehòn:we (Indigenous) teachings and focused on revitalizing communities through stories of land, language, and relationships.
Moore spent two decades in Washington, DC, as a producer/director/writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and others. She is a Banff 2023 Indigenous Screen Summit pitch participant and 2022 Banff Spark program participant for women who own media businesses.
The Aunties Dandelion is currently editing the short narrative film Vess, about a Six Nations carpenter/philosopher who, during his own grief, welcomes a young family back to the Rez.
Dr. Ted Jojola
Theodore (Ted) Jojola is a Distinguished Professor and Regents’ Professor in the Community & Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture + Planning, University of New Mexico (UNM). He is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta.
Dr. Jojola is the founder and director of the Indigenous Design + Planning Institute. iD+Pi works with tribal communities throughout the southwest region as well as internationally by facilitating culturally informed approaches to community development.
From 2008-2010, he was Visiting Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University, where he was a faculty member of the School of Geographic Sciences and Planning. In 2023, he was a Visiting Indigenous Scholar at the Department of Environmental and Urban Change, York University, as well as the Indigenous Resilience Institute, University of Arizona.
Jojola served as director of Native American Studies at UNM from 1980-1996 and established the interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Native Studies. In 2015, he helped establish a Graduate Concentration in Indigenous Planning, the only one in the nation.
He is actively involved in major research projects on Indian education, Indigenous community development, and architecture. He is co-editor of two books, How It Is: The Native American Philosophy of V.F. Cordova and Reclaiming Indigenous Planning. A third book is in the works, Contemporary Indigenous Architecture: Local Traditions, Global Winds. In addition, he has published numerous articles and chapters on topics relating to Indigenous design and planning, stereotyping, and economic development.