"Indigenous Women as Artists: Art as Resistance"
This panel will discuss the links between art and activism today for young Native women, with a focus on the importance of storytelling by and from an Indigenous perspective, as a new generation of women uses art in their communities. A lot has been written and painted about Indigenous Peoples, but what changes when you get the chance to tell your life, your story, with your own words? How do these Native artists view American society and their own place within it?
Those questions will be the core of this panel co-organized by the California Center of the Institut des Amériques, the American Indian Studies Center, the Latin American Institute (UCLA) and the College of Social Sciences of UCLA. The event will take place online starting from 20h (France) / 11:00 AM (Pacific Day Time).
11:00 AM – Opening Remarks by Eugénie Clement, California Center of the Institut des Amériques
“Women Artists, Queer and Indigenous Facing Their Images: Toward an Intersectional and Decolonial History of Contemporary Indigenous Artists in the USA and Canada (1969-2019)”
11:30 AM – Interview with Artist Carmen Selam, Yakama/Comanche
Introduction to Two Documentary Films
12:10 PM – Screening of Dooda Leetso, the Legacy of Uranium
12:30 PM – Screening of Diné Confront McCain Venue in Window Rock, 2015
12:40 PM – Questions & answers
Moderator : Eugénie Clement