Most of these projects involve training of graduate student researchers at UBCO, as well as community researchers located in the communities affected by the research projects. Researchers at the ICER are committed to participatory and inclusive forms of research.
ICER researchers are or have been involved in the research projects listed below. Please click on the links below for more information and to view associated videos and or reports.
2016-2019 Honoring Cultural Diversity through Collective Vocal Practice
This film is an outcome of Dr. Virginie Magnat’s SSHRC funded project, “Honoring Cultural Diversity through Collective Vocal Practice.” This project was developed in close consultation with Indigenous Advisory Committee members Syilx Elder Delphine Armstrong, Cree Elder Dr. Winston D. Wuttunee, and nêhiyo itâpsinowin Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow, the late Dr. Carolyn Kenny, Dr. Vicki Kelly, Dr. Manulani Aluli-Meyer and Dr. Jill Carter. This film is 15-minutes long, and was edited by Syilx graduate student Mariel Belanger. It is a companion piece to the chapter “Experiencing Resonance as a Practice of Ritual Engagement” co-authored by the Advisory Committee members; UBC Okanagan Syilx graduate research assistants Cori Derickson and Mariel Belanger; UBC Vancouver graduate research assistants Julia Ulehla and Claire Fogal; and Dr. Virginie Magnat, for the book Research and Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing through Indigenous Relationships co-edited by Shawn Wilson, Andrea Breen and Lindsay DuPré (Canadian Scholars 2019).
Experiencing Resonance as a Practice of Ritual Engagement
2018 City of Kelowna Reconciliation
This project was initiated in 2017 when the City of Kelowna initiated a conversation with Dr. Jeannette Armstrong,the En’owkin Centre, and Institute for Community Engaged Research about looking at ways to respond to the Calls for Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
2017 Indigenous Languages Fluency Symposium
This symposium was held on February 17-19, 2017 in Kelowna and Penticton. The symposium brought together communities, institutions, and traditional knowledge holders and scholars to address the current situation by sharing innovations in programming and approaches currently underway.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, The University of British Columbia, Community, Culture and Global Studies
Moving Forward on Language Fluency: Reconciliation and Implementing Indigenous Rights to Language.
Keynote speaker: Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa – Brian Maracle
The Root-Word Method: How the Mohawks are creating fluent adult speakers
Keynote speaker: Daryl Baldwin – Miami University, Myaamia Center
toopeeliyankwi, kati myaamiaataweeyankwi: WE SUCCEED AT SPEAKING THE MYAAMIA LANGUAGE
Speakers: Deanna Nyce & Irene Squires
Community Empowerment through Partnership in Language and Culture Programming
Speaker: Jesse Fairley
Language Fluency and BC’s Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan
Speakers: Rosalind Williams, Christine Schreyer, Aaron Leon and David Lacho
Innovation, New Media, and Cross-generational Approaches to Community Fluency
Keynote Speakers: Pila Wilson
Developing and Advancing Pathways to Indigenous Language Fluency in Post-Secondary Education