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Kitchen Table Talk: The Beauty of Beading
Join Gregory Scofield, poet, beader and associate professor of Writing at UVic and Sherry Farrell-Racette, artist, curator and associate professor of Visual Arts at University of Regina as they share stories and images and chat the heck out of beads and bags!

This event offers live captioning. Questions about accessibility can be directed to legacy@uvic.ca

Jun 3, 2021 06:00 PM in Vancouver

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Gregory Scofield
Associate Professor of the Department Writing @University of Victoria
Gregory Scofield is a Red River Metis of Cree, Scottish and European descent whose ancestry can be traced to the fur trade and to Metis community of Kinosota, Manitoba. He has taught Creative Writing and First Nations and Metis Literature at Brandon University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Alberta University of the Arts and was most recently an associate professor in the Department of English at Laurentian University. He has served as writer-in residence at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Further to writing and teaching, Scofield is also a skilled bead-worker, and he creates in the medium of traditional Metis arts. He continues to assemble a collection of mid to late 19thcentury Cree-Metis artifacts, which are used as learning and teaching pieces.
Sherry Farrell Racette
Cross-appointed Departments of Native Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies @University of Manitoba
Sherry Farrell Racette is an interdisciplinary scholar in the Departments of Native Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba. She has an active arts and curatorial practice. Her work is grounded in story: stories of people, stories that objects tell, painting stories, telling stories and finding stories. She has done extensive work in archives and museum collections with an emphasis on retrieving women’s voices and recovering knowledge. Farrell Racette also had an extensive career in Saskatchewan education, working at SUNTEP Regina (GDI), First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Regina. She remains committed to experiential learning and Indigenous pedagogies. For Sherry, beadwork has become increasingly important as both artistic practice and creative research.