The impacts of colonization can still be felt today in our communities, manifesting in different but similarly meaningful ways for Indigenous Peoples living in the Midwest. The tension,
The impacts of colonization can still be felt today in our communities, manifesting in different but similarly meaningful ways for Indigenous Peoples living in the Midwest. The tension, distrust, and trauma from generations of relocation, cultural appropriation, assimilation and genocide make unity difficult for those who have survived. Further, divide and conquer tactics such as tribal enrollment, blood quantum, and erasure add to the tensions that have built up onto the invisible barriers of colonial thinking that keep our communities divided.
As Dimensions of Indigenous seeks to unite Indigenous people of the four directions and as tension around immigration and who can claim to be Indigenous make it difficult, in a stripped down version of the exhibition curators Gordon Coons and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra explore dimensions of Indigeneity through an intimate view of their practice. In conversation with one another, their installation work explores Indigenous cultural identity politics through the modern expression of color and paper cuttings.
November 28, 2016 –
February 4, 2017
November 28, 2016 | 5:30PM
TALKING CIRCLE: Dimensions of Indigeneity in Minnesota
January 29, 2017 | 3-5PM
Monday-Friday | 10AM-6PM
Saturdays | 12-5PM
Sliding scale; $3-10 per person suggested
November 28 (Monday) 5:30 pm - February 4 (Saturday) 5:00 pm