Creating a New Story: Memorial Ceremonies involving Indigenous and Settler Peoples A lunchtime Event Garden of Reflection Talk with Polly O Walker Wednesday 16th April 2014 12.30pm

At Holywell Diversecity Partnership
The Diamond Derry~Londonderry

This talk will explore the role of ritual and ceremony in transforming conflict between Indigenous and Settler peoples in Australia and the United States. Drawing on her participatory research in these rituals and ceremonies, Polly will share conceptual frameworks and experiential stories from:

• The Myall Creek Massacre Memorials and Stolen Generations Ceremonies in Australia
• The Two Rivers Powwow and Nez Perce Memorials in the United States.

Polly O. Walker is of Cherokee and Anglo American descent, and a member of the Cherokee Southwest Township. Her research, practice and teaching focus on Indigenous approaches to peace and peacebuilding performance. She received her PhD from the University of Queensland.


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