2007 Conference Proceedings

Taos Journey
Taos, New Mexico

October 21–24, 2007

Artwork by Jolene Nenibah Yazzie (Navajo), student at the Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe.

The 2007 conference was like no other. This year we put aside keynote speakers, panels, roundtables, and preconferences and embarked on a journey of a different sort.

At the core of the conference was a group of key thinkers and provocateurs from across the arts landscape and from other disciplines who anchored the proceedings, providing essays in advance of the conference and leading discussions during the retreat. The essays are now also available in the GIA online library as they were published in GIA Reader, Volume 18, No. 3.

The wealth of natural and cultural resources of the Southwest also informed and enriched our time together. Local naturalists, storytellers, artists, tribal leaders, ranchers, farmers, and poets offered fresh perspectives and punctuate the proceedings. Participants also had the opportunity to experience Taos Pueblo and learn the history of this community continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years.


   2007 GIA Conference Program (743Kb)

   2007 GIA Conference Brochure (807Kb)

Conference Proceedings: Break-out Sessions

Conference Proceedings: Plenary Sessions

  • Responses to the 2007 conference from Malcolm Margolin, guest editor for the conference essays; Jeff Chang, writer and conference essayist; Dudley Cocke, Bush Foundation; Loris Taylor, Native Public Media; moderated by Lisa Cremin, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

Pre-conference reports