Natani Notah, Uncontrollable, 2020, Leather scraps, seed beads, thread, acrylic paint, faux fur, artificial sinew, and plastic corn pellets, 22 x 3.5 x 6.5 in.

Native Feminisms Reading Group with Natani Notah

Online Reading Group

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 3:00 pm

In conjunction with Native Feminisms

Explore themes of Native Feminisms through texts, media and participatory discussion with artist and educator, Natani Notah.

Today, issues regarding women's rights, elders' protection, and environmental concerns are critical for many North Americans, particularly in the contexts of the #MeToo Movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued fossil fuel extraction. The artists in Native Feminisms grapple with the specific ways Native communities experience these and other concerns, addressing decolonization efforts, feminine aesthetic traditions, Indigenous ecocriticism, customs of gender fluidity, violence against Native women and Two-Spirit peoples, and Indigenous futurisms.

The breadth of these topics and their historical and contemporary relevance suggest the discursive potential of Native feminisms, taken up by the participating artists in ways that visually vary but uniformly insist on Native survivance.

Readings will be posted here. Stay tuned!

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