relations of care for human and more-than-human be-ings.
Poster design by Jon Johnson
Welcome to the Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub: relations of care for human and more-than-human be-ings, a multiscalar site of Indigenous imaginings, futurisms, and land-ings that call us into radical relationality. The Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub is the first of a three -part series of online research creation hubs. The first is co-curated by Jenny Blackbird and Karyn Recollet. The second two phases are curated by Karyn Recollet, with the third phase, featuring international and national Indigenous knowledge holders, entitled: “We prepare a space: Conversations, happenings, and arts-based pedagogy.” The vision for this first iteration is to hold and sustain Indigenous artistic practice in accordance with the creation of radical ethical relationally between ourselves, our more than human kin and lands. Particularly important are the ways in which we hold space for Ishpaadina as a space of water, land relationship and celestial relationality. Join us as we transform New College into a hub of ‘happenings’ though conversation, artistic creation, and art-visim .
In May 2020, New College was excited to host an artistic care hub during the annual Native American Indigenous Studies Association conference (NAISA), co-curated by Karyn Recollet (Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute) and Jenny Blackbird (Ciimann/Kahuwe’ya/ Qajaq Indigenous Language initiative program coordinator, Centre for Indigenous Studies). As well, the D.G. Ivey Library was excited to host Ange Loft’s Talking Treaties in Tkaronto multi-media installation.
With the unfortunate cancellation of NAISA due to COVID-19, the Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub, as an offering to our communities, we, alongside exceptional Indigenous artists and art-ivists offer creative ‘happenings’ including a multi-media ‘happening’ featuring Ange Loft’s Talking Treaties in Tkaronto; a live digital studio visit with Nyle Johnston; a conversation with Tannis Nielson about pedagogy of place and the Simcoe Mural project; an activation of relationality and kinship through bead-work with Naomi Smith; reclaiming our bodies through somatics with Nazbah Tom; and an activation of relations of care through design and applique with Tala Tootoosis.
Schedule of Events
These events are free and registration is required.
Please see event pages to register and for details.
May 28th, 2020
Nyle Johnston: Connecting with our First Family: A virtual studio visit with Nyle Johnston (W.2)
June 4th, 2020
‘happening’ (Conversation & Activation) between Jenny Blackbird, Karyn Recollet and special guest Liz Osawamick
June 11th, 2020: Nazbah Tom (W.1) Decolonization: What does it mean to reclaim our bodies Pt.1
June 18th, 2020 Nazbah Tom (W.2) Decolonization: What does it mean to reclaim our bodies Pt. 2
More to be announced
May 7th, 2020
Talking Treaties in Tkaronto with Ange Loft
May 14, 2020
Connecting with our First Family: A virtual studio visit with Nyle Johnston
May 21st, 2020
“A Pedagogy of Place” – the Simcoe Underpass Mural Project with Tannis Nielson
The Indigenous Artistic Hub is supported by the New College Initiatives Fund and the Jackman Humanities Institute.