From Atlanta and want to share your memories of place? Interested in the connection between Atlanta’s history and current environmental health? Want to participate in a public art project and learn how to make paint from your own backyard?
Between May 2 and 13, the Science Gallery Atlanta is inviting community members to participate in a series of 3 workshops and a community art project to explore more about Atlanta. Come tell your story!
This event is facilitated by Heather Bird Harris (an Atlanta-based environmental artist and history educator) and features:
Dr. Eri Saikawa Associate Professor, Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Emory University, Department of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Loren Michael Mortimer Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Native North American History, Emory University, Department of History
On April 13, the Carlos Museum will be hosting a virtual lecture on the life and work of T. C. Cannon. Click here to register for the event and visit the Carlos Museum to view the painting.
“In celebration of the recent installation of the painting Grandmother Gestating Father and the Washita River Runs Ribbon-Like, Karen Kramer, Stuart W. and Elizabeth F. Pratt Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture and Director of the Native American Fellowship Program of the Peabody Essex Museum, will trace the art, life, and legacy of painter, poet, musician, and veteran T.C. Cannon (Kiowa/Caddo, 1946–1978). In a lecture titled “At the Edge of America: The Stunning Art and Life of T. C. Cannon,” Kramer will explore Cannon’s visual language and the key ideas he engaged over his twenty-year career, including dispossession, war, gender and power, and survivance. Cannon’s work also reveals the histories and politics of Native-US relations in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as connections to American art and music of the 1960s–70s and Western art writ large.”
On May 4, Boston University will be hosting a one-day symposium featuring the works of emerging scholars in Native American and Indigenous Studies.
“Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and scholars working in a variety of fields, periods, and across media, have called for a reevaluation of traditional Western epistemologies that privilege textual evidence as the only reliable resource for creating historical narratives. This one-day symposium showcases scholars whose work engages Indigenous modes of knowledge production and might incorporate textual archives but also artifacts, oral traditions, and non-alphabetic material texts. Relatedly, it aims to further reflection and discussion among attendees upon the methods, resources, and aesthetic practices we use to tell stories about the past. This symposium will begin with a welcome from jessie little doe baird (Mashpee Wampanoag), Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project Co Founder and Lead Linguist.”
Jessica Locklear, a PhD student of Emory University and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, is one of the featured emerging scholars during the symposium.
On April 6, the ECLC Spring 2023 Antiracism Reading Group will be discussing “An Indigenous Pedagogy for Decolonization” by Karen Wisselink and “Indigenous Languages Through a Reclamation Lens” by Wesley Leonard.
On April 10, guest lecturer Dr. Wesley Leonard, the Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies UC Riverside and co-chair of Natives4Linguistics, will host a lecture on Indigenous language reclamation and language works. This event is sponsored by the Emory College Language Center (ECLC) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI). Click here to learn more about Natives4Linguistics. Click here read more about the event.
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Oxford Road Building Presentation Room (1390 Oxford Road, Atlanta GA, 30022 Level 3)
On Monday, March 27, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host Dr. Luis Cárcamo-Huechante’s lecture: (De)Colonizing Acts: From Impersonated “Indio” to Mapuche Voices in the Mediascape. Dr. Cárcamo-Huechante is the Associate Professor and Director of Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas-Austin,
On March 18, the Atlanta’s Upper West Side will be presenting Tour of Peachtree Creek entering the Chattahoochee River and History of the Muscogee Nation Q and A Session with special guest speaker William Lowe MBA (citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Speaker of the Muscogee Nation National Council).
For more information: indigenous [dot] diversity [dot] info [at] gmail [dot] com, (770) 402-8288