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Invisible » Visible: New Native Voices on the Forefront of Change

Monday, October 7, 11:10am – 12:40pm

Washington A, Third Floor

Organized by Reuben Roqueni, Program Director, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Presented by Natalie Diaz, Poet; Cristóbal Martinez, Artist, Postcommodity; and Rulan Tangen, Director, Dancing Earth.

Native artists working in public art, documentary film, literature, and performance are at the thresholds of social change across the country and the world. Through the dedicated work of these Native voices, historic issues of the assault on the environment, relationships between nations, and the political nature of Native identity are being addressed. This session will feature the work of three Native artists whose work addresses the complexities of Native representation in contemporary contexts and whose work serves as a reminder of the position of Native peoples in addressing social change. The presentation will feature a live and interactive performance experience, including body movement by Rulan Tangen, discussion and reading by poet Natalie Diaz, a media-driven talking circle by Cristóbal Martinez, and an interactive digital response tool that allows participants to respond in the moment to stimuli and questions.