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Symposium: Arctic Indigeneities, Media and Social Justice

This symposium hosted by Native American Studies and Anthropology brings together together scholars, artists and activists to engage in critical dialogue about media representations of arctic peoples, cultures, and environments, and their implications for 21st century social justice movements.

Mar 12, 2015 04:00 PM to
Mar 14, 2015 08:30 PM

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This symposium is the result of collaboration between the UC Davis Native American Studies Department and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts to host a Visiting Artist Residency for the award-winning Canadian Inuit vocalist Tanya Tagaq Gillis. This residency revolves around evening performances of Tagaq's multi-media piece “Tanya Tagaq in Concert with Nanook of the North.” 

Gillis, along with Celina Kalluk, a Canadian Inuit author and vocalist, and Cathy Tagnak Rexford, an Alaskan Iñupiaq poet, playwright and community leader, will participate in a moderated artists panel/conversation. Kalluk will join Gillis in a lecture-demonstration on traditional Inuit throat singing in conjunction with the C. N. Gorman Museum’s Canadian Inuit sculpture and print exhibit on Friday afternoon. Rexford will facilitate an interactive theatre and drama workshop on Saturday morning.

Research presentations by leading arctic scholars include Jessica Bissett Perea, Beverley Diamond, Ann Fienup-Riordan, Shari Huhndorf, Genevieve LeMoine, and Dylan Robinson.

For more information download the event program.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Social Sciences.