Please join us for our Midwest Association for Canadian Studies (MWACS)
10th Biennial Conference as we as we explore "Canada's Century?" The
conference will be held October 10-13, 2002 at the Marriott Hotel in
East Lansing, Michigan.
The 20th century was supposed to be "Canada's Century."
As we now move into the 21st Century --and a new Millennium-- was the
promise of the 20th Century fulfilled? --will the 21st be Canada's
We have arranged for the President of the Great Lakes Commission,
Michael Donahue, to be our keynote speaker. Dr. Donahue will talk about the current state of the Great Lakes. We are also going to be viewing the film by Drew Hayden Taylor, the award-winning playwright, essayist, and film director. Drew Taylor is a member of the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, and he will be joining us at the conference to discuss his CFB film and “the healing power of Aboriginal humor.”
The MWACS Conference offers a supportive atmosphere for all presenters
and especially encourages "works in progress" and is pleased to receive
proposals from graduate students. We wish to support a wide range of
presentations on all aspects of Canadian Culture. In previous
conferences we have had sessions on History, Geography, Fisheries,
Wildlife, Tourism, Aboriginal People, the Press, Quebec, Government,
Literature, etc. For this conference, we encourage papers that will
explore these issues historically and/or cross-culturally, although all
papers exploring any aspect of Canada are welcomed.
Proposals should be sent by May 1, 2002.
Department of American Thought and Language
American Indian Studies Program
262 Bessey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033
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