Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson
ONE HOUSE MANY NATIONS: HACKING COLONIAL SYSTEMS OF DOMINANCE


One House Many Nations (OHMN) is an Idle No More campaign to raise awareness about, and provide solutions to, the housing crisis for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Over the past three years, the ideas embodied in the OHMN movement have been branching and evolving at the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. What started out as one house in Big River, Saskatchewan, is transforming into a community village design project that is addressing the housing crisis by developing systems to hack the same colonial systems that make and keep Indigenous people homeless. This work is focused on land defense by using housing to build and share community knowledge, generate local economies, and develop architectures that enhance the health of the land.

BIO
Dr. Alex Wilson is a full Professor in the department of Educational Foundations and the Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.  Her scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about two-spirit peoples; Indigenous research methodologies; anti-oppressive education; and the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples. Dr. Wilson is the 2018 Jackman Humanities Institute Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Scholar at the University of Toronto. In that role she is focusing on interventions that prevent the destruction of land and water through land-based education.

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Food for Thought
Friday, November 23, 2018
Noon Centre Space
John A. Russell Building
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba

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