Indigenous New York, 11 March 2017

Saturday, 11 MAR 2017 4-6.00PM Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
New York City

Indigenous New York, Critically Speaking presents key findings of a day-long colloquium that focuses on newly commissioned texts by nine writers of different backgrounds. This is the second of three colloquia that ground the research initiative Indigenous New York , which has been developed by the Vera List Center in collaboration with artist Alan Michelson (Mohawk) and in consultation with artist Jackson Polys (Tlingit). The series facilitates collaborations and exchanges among contemporary curators, artists, critics and scholars of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous descent and their non-indigenous colleagues that focus on indigeneity and the legacy of colonialism and position the local as evidence of concerns shared globally. 

Land Writes—Citing Territory
cheyanne turions (settler and Indigenous ancestry), independent curator, Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video and Director of No Reading After the Internet
Sadia Shirazi, independent curator, writer and architect. Ph.D. student in Art History and Visual Studies, Cornell University

For more on cheyanne turions and my writing together, cheyanne's words on the experience of writing together around territorial acknowledgements and bans, click here.

Seeing Red: Invisibility and Opacity
Crystal Migwans (Anishinaabe), Ph.D. student in Art History, Columbia University
Anne Spice (Tlingit), Ph.D. student in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, New York
Randy Kennedy, journalist, The New York Times

Resistance, Resurgence, Collective Practice
Karyn Recollet (urban Cree), Ph.D., Associate Professor, Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
David Levi Strauss, scholar, writer, critic; Chair of the MFA Art Writing Department, School of Visual Arts, New York

Unsettling Narratives
Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora), Ph.D., Director, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program; Associate Professor, Departments of History of Art / Visual Studies and Art Department, Cornell University
Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-chief, Hyperallergic