Tuesday, March 16 2021: waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy will be our second speaker for the series. waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy creates a world for listeners to be transported to. By sharing her own journey of learning and reconnecting, waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy hopes to empower others to learn about the Sky World and star teachings. She will share how she turns research into meaning and knowledge—whether it be from on the land, orally from Elders, or from internet sources.
Welcome to the Giizhigoong Webinar Series! This is a set of 3 webinars hosted by the TRACKS Program as part of Astronomy Month. Each webinar is 90-minutes long, including a 60-minute talk by a featured knowledge holder(s) and followed by 30-minutes of Q&A facilitated by TRACKS Coordinators Kelly King and Maggie Cummings. The webinars are free and recordings will be available after each session.
Assistant Professor, Gender Studies & Adjunct Professor, Indigenous Nationhood Certificate Program @University of Victoria
waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy is from Bawating Sault Ste. Marie and Lac Seul First Nation. Raised in rural northern Ontario, she is makwa odoodem, a writer and poet, a mother, and an academic working in the area of Indigenous gender studies at the University of Victoria in Lekwungen territory. Raised with her non-Anishinaabe family away from the culture, she has been learning anishinaabewiziwin--all the elements of Anishinaabe life--for the past 30 years, with a period of that learning occurring in Michi Saagiig territory where she and her girl were involved with TRACKS.