What do you know about Canadian indigenous artists? Do you know about artist Brian Jungen‘s work transforming Nike sneakers into sculptures evoking Northwest Coast Native culture? What about Mark Igloliorte‘s skateboard-inspired artworks? If the answer is no, fair enough: this is the blog of the University of Waterloo’s English department, after all. Maybe a better question would be: how many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers can you name?
If you are drawing a blank and think maybe it’s time to find out a bit more, or are already immersed and hoping to expand your knowledge, you might consider taking Dr. Linda Warley‘s course English 211, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literatures. It’s being offered again this year, winter 2017. Here’s your chance to find out who the literary equivalents of Jungen and Igloliorte are!