Charlotte Hoelke, Ph.D. A.B.D.
Hoelke is a PhD candidate in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. She is planning to teach the NAS course “Indigenous Issues: Canada” in Fall 2017. The course will explore the rich history of Indigenous resistance and resurgence to colonialism. NAS students will learn more about Canada’s Indian Act, the Oka Crisis involving the Mohawk people, and the Indigenous activist movement Idle No More. With a research focus on queer and decolonial possibilities of resistance, voice, and vision in Indigenous cultural productions, she has organized “Tipi Confessions” events at Carleton University, with the goal of promoting and celebrating open dialogue around sex and sexuality on campus. In 2015, she co-curated the film program “UnMENtionables: Indigenous Masculinities” which screened at the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival in Ottawa and at the Indigenous Masculinities Symposium at University of Alberta. In 2015, she curated the exhibition “Memories of the Future: Indigenous Video Games,” which was held at SAW Gallery. She is also currently curating a visual arts exhibition to be held in conjunction with Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival in 2017.