Critical Indigenous Gambling Studies Special Issue Launch Event
An exciting event to celebrate our forthcoming special issue on Critical Indigenous Gambling Studies is planned. Visit eventbrite to register.
Wednesday, September 29th at 5pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
Thursday, September 30th at 9am (New Zealand Standard Time)
What theoretical frameworks are being developed to account for the culture and politics of Indigenous gambling and play? How are gambling and videogames connected in the everyday lives of Indigenous youth? How can treaty processes be mobilized to advance justice in the provision of gambling to youth
and other Indigenous stakeholders?
The event will include:
INTRODUCTION BY CO-EDITOR DARREL MANITOWABI (NOSM-AMS HANNAH CHAIR IN THE HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS HEALTH AND INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL MEDICINE)
KEYNOTE ON MAORI YOUTH AND GAMBLING BY RUTH HERD (ATIAWA NATION, NZ)
DISCUSSION OF GAMBLING AND VIDEOGAMING IN THE LIVES OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH
MESCHAQUIN NEEKAN (MISHKEEGOGAMANG FIRST NATION YOUTH LEADER)
CAITLYN SALMON (DIGITAL ARTIST AND INDIGENOUS YOUTH RESEARCH MENTOR)
Darrel Manitowabi is an associate professor in Human Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and is the inaugural Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Indigenous Health and Traditional Medicine. He is Three Fires Anishinaabe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and he currently resides in the Whitefish River First Nation. His interest in Indigenous gambling is the intersection of the Indigenous cultural theory and practice of gambling within colonialism, determinants of health and Indigenous self-determination. He is currently collaborating in a national study examining the social, political, economic and cultural impact of casinos in Canada.
Dr Ruth Ann Herd is a member of the Te Atiawa Nation in North Taranaki and English descent. Ruth was born and bred in Auckland, New Zealand, and has taught in bilingual education. Ruth also has a visual and performing arts background and has worked in public health and research for the past 20 years. As a mother and grandmother, Ruth is passionate about the wellbeing of children, young people and families and is currently working on the Independent Māori Inquiry into the State Child Protection Services practices and policies that have uplifted children and traumatised generations of Māori families.
Meschaquin Neekan (Mishkeegogamang First Nation youth leader and member of IndigeSpheres to Empowerment's Indigenous Youth Research Steering Committee).
Caitlyn Salmon is a freelance digital artist specializing in 3D modeling and animation. Caitlyn has several VFX and post production credits under her belt, having worked on films including: Black Panther, Thor Ragnorak, and A Wrinkle In Time.