Tertulia: Ramona Nicholas on Traditional Teacher Gwen Bear
What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or philosophy cafe where participants talk about ideas. Tertulias combine words, music, poetry, art and whatever else speakers want to share.
Our tertulias this winter will take place on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Milda’s Pizzas in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St.. Come early and order delicious pizza or treats made with seasonal local produce and beverages.
Our first tertulia this fall features Ramona Nicholas on traditional cultural teacher Gwen Bear on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00pm at Milda’s. Gwen Bear was the University of New Brunswick’s first Elder-in-Residence. Ramona Nicholas is the University of New Brunswick’s Knowledge Keeper and one of the Wolastoqiyik grandmothers resisting the Sisson mine. She is an archaeologist who incorporates traditional knowledge in her research. She teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Brunswick. Gwen Bear was one of her mentors.
January 15 – Ramona Nicholas on Gwen Bear
January 29 – Mark Temelini on Cicero
Februray 12 – Christina Thomson on Emily Carr
February 19 – Tom Beckley on Wendell Berry
March 11 – Katie Thorsteinson on Sara Ahmed
March 25 – David Wagner on Imre Lakatos
April 1 – Hailey Murphy on Aristotle