Mar 24: Indigenous Comics Symposium

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The UTSC English Department, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba and Indigenous publishers Highwater Press and Kegedonce Press, are excited to present an all-day symposium on Indigenous Comics.

Please join us to hear the experiences of Indigenous creators working in all aspects of comics storytelling, as well as teachers and scholars sharing their insights.

Featured guests and speakers: UTSC's own Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Weshoyot Alvitre, Sean Carleton, Kyle Charles, Natasha Donovan, Darcie Little Badger, David Alexander Robertson, Neal Shannacappo, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Tasha Spillett, and other creators from the graphic collection This Place: 150 Years Retold.


Indigenous Comics Symposium

Wednesday 24 March
11am - 9pm (EST)


You can find recordings of the symposium sessions on our department's YouTube channel (links below)


(Times given in EST)

11:00-12:00 Opening Plenary
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sean Carleton

12:00-1:00 Keynote
David Alexander Robertson

1:30-3:00 Independent Indigenous Comics
Tasha Spillet, Natasha Donnovan, Neal Shannacappo

3:30-4:45 Indigenizing Marvel Comics
Kyle Charles, Weshoyot Alvitre, Darcie Little Badger

7:00-9:00 Plenary Showcase
Various contributors from This Place: 150 Years Retold and Highwater Press


Event sponsored by the University of Toronto Scarborough Department of English, the University of Manitoba Department of Native Studies, the UMIH Graphic Narrative Research Cluster, Highwater Press, and Kegedonce Press.