Guest lecture in Drawing as Research: Dani Kastelein-Longlade

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Dani Kastelein-Longlade (they/them) is of Métis, French, and Dutch ancestry. They hold kinship ties that extend from the Red River to the surrounding regions of Georgian Bay as a Drummond Island descendent. Their historic community is that of Region 7 of the Georgian Bay Métis within the area of Penetanguishene and Lafontaine. Dani is working and residing in Block 2 of the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations of the Grand River). They hold a bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph, a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from McEwen School of Architecture, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Their master’s thesis explores the expeditionary fishing traditions of Indigenous communities in Georgian Bay. This work identifies, through the format of a graphic novel, the elements necessary to this harvesting practice including water access, seasonal rituals, mobility, and temporary habitation.